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Population taboo stokes doubt over development goals

October 8, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Fred Stanback for this article.
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Of all the issues that will be aired from the pulpit of the U.N.’s development summit this week, one is likely to stand out by its absence: What should be done about the world’s population explosion?

To many campaigners, demographic growth is the gorilla in the U.N.’s living room, a blindingly obvious problem interlinked with poverty and environment that gets carefully ignored whenever leaders meet.

“When the Millennium Development Goals were adopted, there was not a single target on population or family-planning access,” said Alex Ezeh, executive director of the Africa Population Studies and Health Research Center in Nairobi. “It was a huge mistake. The world is only now just waking up.”

For full article, visit:
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100921/world-news/population


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