International Policies

500 Days to Go: Do the MDGs Have a Chance?

The world is closing in on being just 500 days away from the deadline for achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The goals, set in 2000, aimed to improve the world by 2015 across eight broad areas: poverty … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Post-2015 Agenda: Organized Chaos or Hot Mess? Sexual and Reproductive Health in Trouble as Goals Move Forward

The latest version of the zero draft report from the Open Working Group developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hit the internet late Monday evening. This is the final draft that member states will have a chance to respond to … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Where Does Reproductive Health Stand in the Sustainable Development Goals?

Defining the world’s next development agenda is a huge job, and so it’s not surprise that the process has been going on for more than 18 months. But as we edge ever-closer to the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

47th CPD: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Last week, governments and civil society came together for the 47th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD). This CPD was particularly important because 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Strong, Courageous and Creative A Recipe for Realizing the Rights of Women and Girls

Earlier this week, I attended “Celebrating Cairo & Going Beyond”, a side event at the United Nations (U.N.) Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The event was organized by the High Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population … Continue Reading

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