Declaration affirms global support for reproductive health and rights

Ministers and representatives of Governments unanimously adopted a political declaration today reaffirming support for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established that that reproductive health, individual rights and women’s empowerment are critical to achieving sustainable development. The declaration  comes on the 25th anniversary of the ICPD , which represented […]

The Economic Benefits of Family Planning

The ability to decide when or whether to have children is not only a basic human right; it is also the key to economic empowerment, especially for poor women. But in too many developing countries, this right is being undermined by a lack of access to safe, modern forms of contraception. NEW YORK – The […]