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All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health
The APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health is located in London and aims to raise parliamentary awareness on population, development and reproductive health issues, providing a forum for facilitating negotiations between key stakeholders and parliamentarians and encouraging initiatives that increase access to, and improve, reproductive and sexual health programmes worldwide. In January 2007, they published “The Return of the Population Growth Factor: Its Impact Upon the Millennium Development Goals”.
Americans for UNFPA
Americans for UNFPA originated as the U.S. Committee for UNFPA in 1998 and became Americans for UNFPA in 2005. It is a national committee to raise moral, financial and political support in the United States for the work of the UN Population Fund, which provides voluntary family planning and reproductive health services, ensures safe motherhood, prevents STDs and HIV/AIDS, reduces violence and discrimination against women, and offers other critical life saving support to women, men and children around the world.
The website of the Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers International includes their membership list, e-mail addresses for the staff of population information units, links to member web sites, and information about publications.
Blue Planet United
A public-benefit, non-profit organization that helps people make connections between population stabilization, sustainable consumption, and the preservation of wild landscapes and seascapes. We create print publications, educational films, and web sites that foster awareness and action to save the last great wild places of this tiny blue planet.
Cairo Conference Home Page
This home page contains documents and materials of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development, the ICPD Programme of Action, UN documents and agency statements, NGO statements, press releases, articles, pre-conference and follow-up documentation, and other background information.
The Communication Initiative
The Communication Initiative (The CI) network is an online space for sharing the experiences of, and building bridges between, the people and organisations engaged in or supporting communication as a fundamental strategy for economic and social development and change. It does this through a process of initiating dialogue and debate and giving the network a stronger, more representative and informed voice with which to advance the use and improve the impact of communication for development. This process is supported by web-based resources of summarised information and several electronic publications, as well as online research, review, and discussion platforms providing insight into communication for development experiences.
Demographic and Health Surveys
This USAID supported site is operated privately in cooperation with Macro International. The DHS program provides comprehensive data on population variables in many developing countries.
Earth Policy Institute
An organization dedicated to providing a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy, “an eco-economy,” looks like, as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there.
Founded in 1943, EngenderHealth is a nonprofit organization that has been working internationally for over 30 years to support and strengthen reproductive health services for women and men worldwide. Since its inception, its work has improved the health and lives of more than 100 million individuals in 90 countries.
The Global AIDS Program
The Global AIDS Program (GAP) helps prevent HIV infection, improve care and support and build capacity to address the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Global Footprint Network
Global Footprint Network is committed to fostering a world where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of Earth’s ecological capacity. We are dedicated to advancing the scientific rigor and practical application of the Ecological Footprint, a tool that quantifies human demand on nature, and nature’s capacity to meet these demands. Conceived in 1990 by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees at The University of British Columbia, the Ecological Footprint is now in wide use by governments, communities, and businesses to monitor current ecological resource balances and to plan for the future. Global Footprint Network’s vision is to make the Ecological Footprint as prominent a metric as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). By 2015, through its flagship Ten-In-Ten Campaign, Global Footprint Network aims to have ten countries managing their ecological wealth in the same way they manage their finances
The Global Health Council
The Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. Its diverse membership is comprised of health-care professionals and organizations that include NGOs, foundations, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions that work to ensure global health for all.
Guttmacher provides facts/issues on reproductive health, sexual behavior, pregnancy and birth, prevention and contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, youth, and law and public policy.
International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. News releases, statements, and publications. Provides a gateway to migration-related information on the Internet in English, French, and Spanish.
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. IPPF publications are available online in full-text.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) promotes scientific studies of demography and population-related issues. Information about IUSSP, population links, list of members, newsletter, and a local search engine can be found here.
Knowledge for Health (K4Health) – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health / Center for Communication Programs
The INFO Project’s One Source database provides one-stop access to over 360,000 resources and six separate databases with a single mouse click or search term. One Source users can quickly search for reports, articles, documents, posters and pamphlets, photos, websites, Q&As and news articles through a single interface. An enhanced search and browse capability makes finding global family planning, reproductive health, and population information faster and easier than ever.
National Council for Science and the Environment
A library set up as a result of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo Conference) Programme of Action. It lists online books, reports, papers, articles, maps, datasets, and bibliographies for those working on or concerned about the linkage between population growth and the environment.
Negative Population Growth (NPG)
NPG is a national membership organization working to educate the American public and political leaders about the detrimental effects of overpopulation on the environment, resources and quality of life.
OneWorld Radio is an online portal offering services and networking for broadcasters and civil society organizations who are using radio for the promotion of human rights, sustainable development and democracy. Here you will find radio programmes for exchange, news, training and funding resources, and a growing directory of community members who are using radio for change.
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health-PATH
PATH’s mission is to improve health, especially the health of women and children. Emphasis is placed on improving the quality of reproductive health services and on preventing and reducing the impact of widespread communicable diseases.
People and Planet
Peopleandplanet.net provides a global review and internet gateway into the issues of population, poverty, health, consumption and the environment. It is published by Planet 21, an independent non-profit company and a registered British charity recognized by the United Nations. It developed from People & the Planet magazine with sponsorship by IPPF, UNFPA, IUCN, WWF and SIDA and includes news, features, topic overviews, facts and figures and a picture gallery free for non-commercial educational purposes.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA)
PPFA is the world’s largest voluntary reproductive health care organization.
Population Action International (PAI)
PAI is an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen public awareness and political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights.
Population-Environment Balance, or BALANCE, is a grassroots membership organization committed to stabilizing U.S. population in order to safeguard the carrying capacity of the United States.
Population Association of America (PAA)
PAA is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization that promotes research on population issues.
Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth) is a 40 year-old national nonprofit organization working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth’s people and its resources. The organization seeks to protect the environment and ensure a high quality of life for present and future generations. Population Connection’s education and advocacy programs aim to influence public policies, attitudes, and behavior on national and global population issues and related concerns.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit institution that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical, social science, and public health. This research and the information it produces helps change the way people think about problems related to reproductive health and population growth.
The Population Institute is an international, educational nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce rapid population growth and achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment.
Population Matters campaigns, educates and conducts research on how population size affects sustainability, the environment and our quality of life. Population Matters (the working name of the Optimum Population Trust) carries out research on environmentally sustainable population levels worldwide. It also campaigns for a lower population in the UK, with a current policy recommendation of stabilisation and gradual reduction from 59 million to 52 million by 2050, with further reduction to a possible level of 30 million in the 22nd century.
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
Population Research Institute of the Pennsylvania State University
The Population Research Institute (PRI) encourages, organizes, and supports innovative research and training in the population sciences. This site contains research, publications, press releases, events, symposia, workshops, and data projections.
Population Resource Center
The Population Resource Center, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, aims to further the development of public policy by bringing the latest demographic data to policymakers through policy briefings and small-group discussions.
The Rainforest Portal is an Internet search engine and portal providing unprecedented rainforest action, news, search and analysis capabilities. It is dedicated to protection of the world’s remaining tropical rainforests and the rights of their inhabitants.
The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics
This organization explores the moral energies of our faith traditions on abortion, birth control, ecology, and the empowerment of women.
Rientrodolce(“Soft Landing”), an Italian population organization, has numerous English language articles on their website.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)
SIECUS is a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
Soul Beat Africa: Communication for Change.
Soul Beat Africa is a web-based initiative focusing specifically on sharing information for change and development in Africa. The web site and free bi-monthly e-newsletter aim to share experiences, materials, strategic thinking and events, and to encourage discussion and debate. Experiences in developing radio programmes, edutainment, drama and mass media campaigns and a diverse range of communication programmes are summarized, always with contact information, helping connect communicators across the continent.
UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)
UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNDCP, WHO and the World Bank. Press releases, fact sheets, reports, archives of newspaper article summaries, regional and country statistics, and other HIV/AIDS issues can be found at this site.
United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women
The official web site of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) held in Beijing in 1995. The site includes general information, official documents, the FWCW Youth Program, links to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and a list of NGOs accredited to the Conference.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The United Nations Population Fund website provides a variety of demographic, population, and family planning information around the world, including reports of meetings, technical reports, press releases, the annual State of the World Population, and newsletters.
UN Women is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality.
U.S. Census Bureau
This official site for US population data and trends is a prime data source for US-oriented researchers.
Vermonters for a Sustainable Population (VSP)
Vermont is one of the most rural, environmentally aware, sustainably oriented, and community based states in the country and VSP is working to keep it that way by trying to educate the public that population growth will change all of that. VSP is concerned with U.S. and global population also but its focus is on Vermont.
The Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Their work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society and how to achieve it.
Women and Population
This site is a section of Sustainable Development Dimensions, a service of the Sustainable Development Department (SD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It contains news, analysis, and resources on gender-population concerns, especially in rural areas.