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Eco-Economy Indicators: Twelve Trends to Track

2010 According to the Earth Policy Institute, the following 12 indicators represent significant measures of our progress, or the lack thereof, in building an eco-economy—one that respects the principles of ecology.

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Solution for tackling climate change: Universal family planning access

2010 The Guardian (UK)13 July 2009 Demographic factors will play a significant role in determining future emissions. The most obvious such factor is the global population, which is expected to rise to around nine billion by 2050.

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The Breathing Earth

2010 The Breathing Earth is real-time simulation that displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.

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Climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries

2010 20 August 2009Source: Asian News International (ANI) A new study has determined that climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries. In the study, a team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence of adverse climate events, such as heat waves, drought and heavy rains, on those in 16 developing countries.

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Climate change, disaster management in the Pacific

2010 This publication synthesises the issues and outcomes from the Forum on the Gendered Dimensions of Disaster Risk management and Adaptation to Climate Change, held at the forum's interactive group discussions. It provides a starting point for further discussion and exchange on these important issues. The UNDP hopes donors and development practitioners across the region listen to the Pacific voices included in this publication and use it as a tool to guide the substance and direction of future programming in disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change.

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Contraception cheapest way to combat climate change

2010 Contraception is almost five times cheaper than conventional green technologies as a means of combating climate change, according to research published on 9 September 9.

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Contraceptive Security and Meeting Reproductive Health Needs in Southeast Asia

2010 This synthesis report reviews the provision of contraceptive services and commodities in Southeast Asia, assessing progress in achieving contraceptive security and meeting the reproductive health needs of the region's population. The purpose is to systematize fragmented knowledge into an integrated evidence base for follow-up study, advocacy and action.

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A Measure of the Future

2010 Family Planning International has just launched its newest resource. In collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Population Action International.

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Learning to Speak MDGs

2010 The Youth Coalition’s popular publication Learning to Speak MDGs has been revised in time for the ten year review of the Millennium Development Goals!

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Adolescents and Youth

HIV/AIDS

World Bank's Reproductive Health Action Plan is out

2010 World Bank's Reproductive Health Action Plan is out The World Bank has released their Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010-2015 set to help poor countries reduce high fertility rates and prevent widespread deaths of mothers and children. The Bank warned that family planning and other reproductive health programs vital to poor women had fallen off the development radars of many low-income countries, donor governments, and aid agencies. Read the Action Plan here.

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NGO Forum Small Grants Facility

2010 Global Partners in Action: NGO Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development: Invest in Health, Rights and the Future Berlin, Germany, 2 to 4 September 2009To mark the 15 year anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Global Partners in Action: NGO Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development is being held in Germany to strengthen NGOs working in partnership to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for sustainable development in an uncertain and interdependent world.

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ESCAP meeting in Seoul

2010 The meeting focused on "a supportive financial system and green growth for achieving MDGs in the AP region." See the reports here.

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China's Foreign Aid Activities in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia

2010 China's Foreign Aid Activities in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia

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Making Aid Effectiveness Work for FP and Repro Health, PAI Working Paper

2010 Making Aid Effectiveness Work for FP and Reproductive Health, PAI Working Paper

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YC Factsheet on Young People and the MDGs

2010 The Youth Coalition launched three new factsheets highlighting the linkages between young people's sexual and reproductive rights and the MDGs, as they relate to HIV, Maternal Health and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Go to Youth Coalition homepage and access YC Fact sheets on Young People and the MDGs.

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APNSW Thematic Papers

2010 Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) together with the UN and other developmental agencies share their paper/position on four key areas of sex workers’ rights that must be addressed: migration and mobility, enabling environment, sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender based violence. These papers have been critical input in the organization of the first Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work which will take place on 12-15 Oct 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand. Discussion Paper on Enabling Environment Discussion Paper on Migration Discussion Paper on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Discussion Paper on Violence against Sex Workers

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Integrating HIV & Sexual and Reproductive Health: a Pacific specific mapping

2010 Integrating HIV & Sexual and Reproductive Health: a Pacific specific mapping

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HIV/AIDS

Making Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Count

2010   Making SRHR Count: Asia Pacific Resource Flows Project 2010

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Summary and Highlights of the 10th APA Conference

2010 Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the MDGs in Asia and the Pacific Priorities leading up to 2015 and beyond     As 2010 marks the year of the adoption of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), representatives from NGOs, governments, donor and multilateral agencies active in Asia and the Pacific identified ways to scale up investments in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the region to reach the MDGs and to move beyond. Below find the Summary and Highlights of the 10th Conference of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) held on 5 and 6 October in Penang, Malaysia.

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