Daily Email Recap

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April 20, 2015

“Unwanted Pregnancies: Largely a Low Socio-Economic Class Phenomenon”

April 20, 2015 — More babies than we need See original/source content: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/19-Apr-2015/more-babies-than-we-need For a country that shuns sex education on the basis that it erodes moral values, the number of unwanted pregnancies in Pakistan are staggering. According to a 2012 figure by the Population Council, 4.2 million of...

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April 17, 2015

The Hidden Opportunity for Climate Compatible Development

April 17, 2015 — The Hidden Opportunity for Climate Compatible Development See original/source content: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2015/04/17/hidden-opportunity-climate-compatible-development By December 2015, world leaders will finalize a new global agreement to address climate change. Ensuring that gender issues and population dynamics are adequately considered in the agreement is critical to its success and...

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April 16, 2015

To Date, Kenya’s Rural Birth Rates Defy Family Planning Effort

April 16, 2015 — Kenya rural birth rates defy family planning drive See original/source content: HERE Kenya’s poor rural households have defied the well-oiled birth control campaigns to retain their position as drivers of the country’s rapid population growth, a newly released demographic report says. On average, a...

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April 15, 2015

UN Secretary-General’s message to the Commission on Population and Development

April 15, 2015 — UN Secretary-General’s message to the Commission on Population and Development See original/source content: http://un.org.au/2015/04/14/un-secretary-generals-message-to-the-commission-on-population-and-development/ (Message was delivered by Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, in New York). I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this session of the United Nations...

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April 14, 2015

Troubled Waters: Why Africa’s largest lake is in grave danger

April 14, 2015 — Troubled Waters: Why Africa’s largest lake is in grave danger. See original/source article: SLATE ARTICLE KEREWE, Tanzania-The night is clear and cool, the pale light of the full moon shimmering on the black water of Lake Victoria. As we emerge from the bay and round...

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April 13, 2015

The West Waffles on Family Planning Aid — While Africans Ask For It

April 13, 2015 — Westerners don’t appreciate how amazing contraception is See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/23/westerners-dont-appreciate-how-amazing-contraception-is When Alima was 15-years-old she travelled to the Ghanaian capital to work as a head porter in the market, planning to save money to buy household items for her marriage. But girls working in...

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April 10, 2015

Can Egypt Return to an Era of Smart Population Policy?

April 10, 2015 — Egypt can return to era of good population policies: UNFPA Representative See: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/04/06/egypt-can-return-to-era-of-good-population-policies-unfpa-representative/ Following a visit to Sohag to observe the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conduct an awareness campaign on family planning, Daily News Egypt met with Jaime Nadal, UNFPA’s representative in Egypt, to discuss population...

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April 9, 2015

Iran: the health cost of a political order

April 9, 2015 — Iran: the health cost of a political order See: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62277-7/fulltext This summer, the Iranian parliament began to pass laws for a U turn from a successful birth control policy1 (figure) to a birth encouragement policy that bans permanent sterilisation for the general population and punishes those...

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April 8, 2015

Herman Daly Reviews “Collision Course”

April 8, 2015 — Review of Collision Course (Endless Growth on a Finite Planet) See: http://steadystate.org/review-of-collision-course-endless-growth-on-a-finite-planet/ …Democracy presupposes a citizenry capable of thinking for themselves rather than being misled by propaganda. But with the average family now holding two full-time jobs that are often uncertain, plus raising kids, there is...

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April 7, 2015

California Drought Tests “History” of “Endless Growth” [sic]

April 7, 2015 — California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth See: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/us/california-drought-tests-history-of-endless-growth.html LOS ANGELES – For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life – 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and dreams, money and...

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