OMNI WORLD POPULATION DAY NEWSLETTER, JULY 11, 2013
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Contents 1 July 11, 2013
UN World Population Day 2013
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2013
UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency 2013
Population Action International 2013
Theo Anderson: Population Increasing, Water Decreasing, Aug. 2013
PCI-Media Slowing Population Growth: Sex Education, Family Planning in
Pentagon Family Planning Study Censored and Now Ignored 1975 (2013)
Google Search July 11, 2013
The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day reaffirms the human right to plan for a family.
World Population Day
Día Mundial de la Población
World Population Day 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
World Population Day 2014
The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day is annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family. It encourages activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world.
Illustration based on artwork from ©iStockphoto.com/Julien Bastide
What do people do?
World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. The day is celebrated worldwide by business groups, community organizations and individuals in many ways. Activities include seminar discussions, educational information sessions and essay competitions.
World Population Day is a global observance and not a public holiday.
In 1968 world leaders proclaimed that individuals had a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children. About 40 years later modern contraception remains out of reach for millions of women, men and young people. World Population Day was instituted in 1989 as an outgrowth of the Day of Five Billion, marked on July 11, 1987. The UN authorized the event as a vehicle to build an awareness of population issues and the impact they have on development and the environment.
Since then, with the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) encouragement, governments, non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals organize various educational activities to celebrate the annual event.
The UN logo is often associated with marketing and promotional material for this event. It features a projection of a world map (less
Antarctica) centered on the
North Pole, enclosed by olive branches. The olive branches symbolize peace and
the world map represents all the people of the world. It has been featured in
colors such as blue against a yellow background.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)Sitemap:English
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International Youth Day
ICPD Beyond 2014 Review Conference
New report documents 5 years of progress since the Global Programme for Reproductive Health Commodity Security was launched.
This multimedia exhibit and e-learning course aims to help countries plan according to their own population dynamics.
News, updates, media reports and resources on prenatal sex selection
A tool for comparing, analyzing and visualizing more than 20 indicators related to reproductive health.
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UN refugee agency urgently reinforcing staff and resources for
UNHCR joins with the Berkeley Human Rights Centre to undertake a detailed review of "safe shelter" arrangements for the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in situations of human displacement.
© UNHCR 2001 - 2013
Topic » Climate Change
During the past 100 years, population growth has mirrored the growth of greenhouse gases that cause climate change, with the vast majority of produced by developed nations. But most of the effects of climate change are already being experienced in developing countries. Governments of 37 least developed countries have identified population growth as a factor that increases vulnerability to climate change.
When women are empowered to plan and space their children, they are better able to adapt to climate change and ensure the survival of their families. In addition, slowing population growth could help reduce future emissions. If the world’s population reaches 8 billion rather than 9.2 billion in 2050, it could result in one to two billion fewer tons of carbon emissions. Emissions reductions of this magnitude are equivalent to stopping all deforestation.
As the world tries to solve climate change challenges, PAI is working to ensure that population trends, gender considerations, and the global demand for contraception are not left out of the discussion.
Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama laid out his administration’s long-awaited plan to escalate domestic and international efforts to address climate change. It highlighted the need to cut carbon pollution, prepare the
to adapt to existing
impacts of climate … United States
The heat down here is unbearable, not because of global warming, but as a result of the fast spinning shafts that drive turbines to generate hydroelectric power. The massive engines use the high-pressure water before releasing it to flow downstream, …
at the annual strategic retreat of the Green Group CEOs. A fitting location
from which to send this memo: To: All progressive climate donors interested in
exponentially advancing the cause From: Suzanne Ehlers, President & CEO, … Tarrytown, NY
At PAI, we talk a lot about the intersections between population, climate change and women. We talk about the women who have to walk farther for water and firewood, and those whose homes and families were destroyed by natural disasters. …
A. Tianna with partners from Eminence, PRAN, and HumanityWatch. Climate change is not a game. In
communities are already facing its consequences daily, and women are
disproportionately affected. But last week in Bangladesh —alongside
nearly 300 policymakers, scientists, and … Dhaka, Bangladesh
When natural disasters strike, women are often the hardest hit. But when women are empowered to plan and space their children, they can better adapt to climate change. PAI is working with local partners in
to make sure these … Bangladesh
For almost 50 years, PAI has been at the forefront of helping women around the globe access the contraception and reproductive care they need. Family planning improves the lives of women, their children, and their families but it also has …
face us everyday… we must break the
silence.” Those are the words of a PAI partner in Sandy , a country that faces
the highest risk of flooding in the world. One-third of the country floods
every year … Bangladesh
PAI senior researcher Clive Mutunga presented at the
Wilson Center yesterday on a panel on “Population
Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa:
Lessons from Kenya and .”
“Demographic trends and reproductive health are likely to affect the … Malawi
In February, PAI’s Vice President of Research Roger-Mark DeSouza met with Partners in the
identify new opportunities for potential collaboration around population,
health and the environment. PAI works with The Philippine Partnership for the
Development of Human Resources … Philippines
POPULATION, WATER, FOOD
“Water, Water, Nowhere.” By Theo Anderson. In These Times (August 2013). As population increases the world’s water supplies decrease, and it is unclear where the needed water will come from. Apparently no nation has a national conservation policy. In the
states are beginning to wage legal battles over contested water, and similar
conflicts are increasing around the world.
Helpfully, the UN has declared
2013 “the international year of water cooperation” and September the “world
water week” to stimulate planning.
The article concludes with a hopeful account of US ’s successful water conservation
program. --Dick San Antonio
Bolivian women sharing their experiences with teenage girls.
What is PCI-Media Impact doing to help slow population growth?
Media Impact, through its My Community programs, is supporting powerful social movements in Central and South America and the
that address environmental conservation and family planning issues and
creates a voice for marginalized populations such as women, youth and
Indigenous to improve their living standards.
My Community trains leaders from grassroots organizations, local governments, service providers and NGOs to increase the communication capacity of their organizations to engage community members in social change action; and to achieve the desired knowledge, attitude and behavior change using Media Impact's unique grassroots approach. The program can potentially reach over 4,000,000 people in
Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Colombia, Mexico
and the Eastern Caribbean.
Media Impact's My Community programs include:
Aqui no Pasa Nada in
- For its
second year this radio campaign will
be tutoring in local schools to promote sexual and reproductive health among
adolescents. "Living Free of Sexual Violence" is the main message of
the campaign. Cuzco,
Alternativas Humanas in
Ecuador (Nationwide)- This
coalition is leading a participatory youth oriented program that will give the
audience nationwide clear and scientific information about their sexuality,
with special interest on teen pregnancy prevention.
Buscando Amor in
La Paz and
- For its third year, this media campaign aims to strengthen communication
about sexuality between parents and adolescents. Our local partner, CECOPI
(Education and Communication Centre for Indigenous Communities), will include
new media outlets such as photo novellas and TV spots. El Alto, Bolivia
My Island - My Community in the Eastern Caribbean - The islands of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, are the fifth ranked biodiversity hotspot in the world. Media Impact is facilitating a regional radio serial drama and community events to weave together relevant information on family planning and the effects of population growth on the environment with a compelling story. The program will encourage women to take control of their own fertility and family size to improve their quality of life.
Michael Tatu Castlen, Executive Director
On July 11, we mark World Population Day which was established in 1989 by the United Nations Development Program to call attention to the urgency and import of population issues.
This is the best population-control organization I know about. Wanda
World Population: 6,853,184,630 and growing... [by August 2013 already passed 7 billion, racing to 8.—Dick]
Each year 18% of all births in Latin America and the
Caribbean are to adolescent women ages 15-19.
Almost 3% of girls ages 15-19 throughout
America were mothers before the age of 15.
Despite laws against child marriage in many countries, over 80 million girls in the developing world will be married before the age of 18.
Of Salvadorians with sexual experience, only 10% used contraceptives the first time they had sexual relations.
The United Nations estimates that 40% of pregnancies around the globe are unintended.
By the year 2015, the world's population is estimated to exceed 7 billion. [! 7 billion 2013 --D]
Nearly 70 % of Bolivians live below the poverty level.
The annual incidence of AIDS per 100,000 people in
rose from 1.9 in 2005 to 8.9 in 2007.
Living in vulnerable rural areas and urban slums, the world's poorest billion people are highly exposed to climate change threats for which they carry negligible responsibility.
Young Peruvian girls discussing sexual and reproductive health.
Did you know that the largest group of young women ever is entering their childbearing years?
How can we prevent the threats of population growth on the environment and society in general?
By providing universal family planning and other reproductive health information and services to young women and families, preparing them to make informed decisions, a major impact can be made in population growth and it will give us a fighting chance to meet the challenges of global warming.
Slowing population growth should not be our only concern; the real objective is to improve the quality of life of everyone. In order to do this, we must prioritize programs that advance sexual and reproductive health, educate about HIV/AIDS and youth, promote gender and human rights, environmental protection, education, employment and economic development.
IMPLICATIONS OF WORLDWIDE POPULATION GROWTH FOR U.S. SECURITY AND OVERSEAS INTERESTS. This Ford Administration’s 1975 National Security Study Memorandum 200 predicted the rise to 700 billion last year and to 9 billion 2050, and recommended universal access to family planning, but it was classified and hidden for nearly twenty years, and is now ignored. Edd Doerr. The Progressive (March 2013). --Dick
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