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US removes restrictions on family planning aid

2010 US President Barack Obama rescinded the 'Mexico City Policy' on 23 January 2009, lifting restrictions on aid by the US Government to family planning and reproductive health services in the developing world.

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PAI: Population and Climate Change

2010 PAI's Climate Change Initiative is an ambitious multi-year program of research, advocacy, and strategic communications designed to bring our experience and expertise to the critical and complex relationships among population, gender, and climate change. This work strengthens understanding of the influence of population on greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrates how demographic variables relate to climate change vulnerability, and expands the concept of climate change resilience by highlighting critical gender, fertility and reproductive health dimensions.

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Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

2010 Published by Australia's CSIRO, this 92-page consultancy report was prepared for the Climate Change and Development Roundtable and was written by Drs Benjamin Preston, Ramasamy Suppiah, Ian Macadam and Janice Bathols. It outlines the impacts and risks of climate change in Asia and the Pacific. The Asia/Pacific region encompasses some of the planet’s greatest cultural, economic, and ecological diversity. Approximately 60 per cent of the world’s population resides in the region, in communities ranging from major urban centres to remote rural communities. The collective economic activity of the region represents roughly 25 per cent of the global domestic product. Rapid growth in large regional economies such as China and India has elevated human prosperity.

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Climate change and human health

2010 Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to public health, and changes the way we must look at protecting vulnerable populations.

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Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation: Policy Guidance

2010 The OECD has developed a Policy Guidance with information and advice on how to facilitate the integration of adaptation within development processes. While efforts to integrate climate change adaptation will be led by developing country partners, international donors have a critical role to play in supporting such efforts as well as in integrating consideration of adaptation within their own plans and activities. Central to the OECD Policy Guidance is the notion of a climate lens, which involves examining: i) the extent to which the policy, plan or project under consideration could be vulnerable to risks arising from climate variability and change; ii) the extent to which climate change risks have already been taken into consideration; iii) the extent to which the policy, plan or project could inadvertently lead to increased vulnerability, leading to maladaptation or, conversely, miss important opportunities arising from climate change; and iv) for pre-existing policies and plans which are being revised, what amendments might be warranted in order to address climate risks and opportunities.

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Climate Change Connections: A resource kit on climate, population and gender

2010 UNFPA and WEDO have developed a comprehensive resource kit on gender, population and climate change. Learn how gender equality can reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts and how women are uniquely positioned to help curb the harmful consequences of a changing climate.

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Key points on climate justice

2010 The Climate Justice Dialogue was a major public debate co-hosted by the Forum and the University of Pretoria in South Africa early in 2009. The debate engaged eminent public figures in interactive discussion with students and faculty on the multiple dimensions of climate justice.The Forum produced a Report on Guidelines for Climate Justice, which served as the basis for discussions at the Climate Justice Dialogue. The Guidelines explained climate justice in terms of principles already established in international law and human rights, or ethics.

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The Lancet: Sexual and reproductive health and climate change

2010 The Lancet Volume 374, Issue 9694, Page 94919 September 2009 Earlier this year a Lancet Commission stated that "climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century". Countries in the developing world least responsible for the growing emissions are likely to experience the heaviest impact of climate change, with women bearing the greatest toll. In tandem with other factors, rapid population growth in these regions increases the scale of vulnerability to the consequences of climate change, for example, food and water scarcity, environmental degradation, and human displacement.

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Factoring People Into Climate Change

2010 By Barbara CrossetteThe NationSeptember 14, 2009 It's a sure bet that women won't be high on the agenda, or even listed on the program, when UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon convenes a climate change summit of world leaders on September 22. Women are also likely to be missing at the make-or-break emissions reduction conference in Copenhagen in December.

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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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Tackling Climate Change - Working with Avaaz to put climate change on the agenda at the UN Security Council

2010 Avaaz recently sent out a new Action Alert with a request for assistance to help address Climate Change. Their most recent campaign, stems from the fact that due to an acceleration in sea level, a group of small islands' leaders plan to take the unprecedented step of putting a resolution before the United Nations, calling upon the Security Council to address climate change. Avaaz asks us, and our communities to stand with these people by signing an online petition.

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ICPD Programme of Action Under Attack—Action Alert from Action Canada for Population and Development

2010 From December 11 17, 2002, the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Strengthening Family Planning Policies and Programs: An Advocacy Toolkit

2010 The USAID-funded POLICY Project ended in mid-2006, howevever many of the reports, toolkits and software developed during the life of the project are still available from the POLICY Project website.

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Bush's other war: The assault on women's reproductive and sexual health and rights

2010 Action Alert from the International Women's Health Coalitioncompiled by Ellen Marshall, 1 November 2002Internationally and domestically, in our courts and in our schools, at the UN and on Capitol Hill, it is no exaggeration to say that the White House is conducting a stealth war against women. This war has devastating consequences for social and economic development, democracy, and human rights-and its effects will be felt by women and girls worldwide.

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AusAID HIV Strategy

2010 The Australian government aid agency, AusAID, released a new HIV Strategy, 'Intensifying the response: Halting the spread of HIV' on World Health Day in April 2009.

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Information on Women's Issues

2010 The Australian government aid agency, AusAID, released a new HIV Strategy, 'Intensifying the response: Halting the Maternal Mortality in 2000: Estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA, 39 pp. 

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The Future of AIDS

2010 Article by Nicholas Eberstadt in Foreign Affairs, November/December 2002 Grim toll in Russia, India, and China HIV/AIDS is a disease at once amazingly virulent and shockingly new. Only a generation ago, it lay undetected. Yet in the past two decades, by the reckoning of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), about 65 million people have contracted the illness, and perhaps 25 million of them have already died. The affliction is almost invariably lethal: scientists do not consider a cure to be even on the horizon. For now, it looks as if AIDS could end up as the coming century's top infectious killer.

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Information about donor organisations

2010 DAC Watch Newsletter The DAC Watch Newsletter focuses on international development assistance. It contains information on the peer review process of donor countries, carried out by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Available in English and French from the IPPF European Network's website at http://www.ippfen.org/en/

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News from Pacific Island Nations

2010 Pacific Island Report Five days a week, the East-West Center's Pacific Island Development Program (PIDP) compiles a range of news items from around the Pacific islands region and posts the top 20 stories on the Internet as the Pacific Islands Report. Launched in collaboration with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in July 1997, this resource has become one of the most widely used Internet news sites on the Pacific. It is viewed daily by government representatives, scholars, and the general public from around the world who enjoy a comprehensive summary of political events, economic developments, and social issues that are defining the Pacific islands in the twenty-first century. In addition, the Pacific Island Report provides human interest stories, news releases from regional organizations and governmental bodies, special editorial features, and links to other Pacific islands news and information sites.

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EuroMapping 2007

2010 The EuroMapping Project is an initiative of EuroNGOs aimed at providing an overview of the levels of public funding towards financing the ICPD Programme of Action in 17 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and the European Commission.

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