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Population management key to economic success of the world

Population management is important to ensure resources are not overly utilized, wasted, and shared inefficiently.  Population management is key to ensure growth of benefits exceeds degredation of resources.  The world needs to live with boundaries, morals, and reasonable space for errors. I have attached a human welfare website that covers population issues around the world.  Regret-able the website went out of business recently because it did not sustain.  We all share a similar experience of not being able to sustain without the support of each other.  

Population Issues

It took all of human history until 1830 for world population to reach one billion. The second billion was achieved in 100 years, the third billion in 30 years, the fourth billion in 15 years, and the fifth billion in only 12 years. In 2005, world population exceed 6.5 billion people, growing by nearly 80 million per year with virtually all of the growth taking place in the poorest countries in the world, where population already strains economies, environments and social services.Rapid population growth causes or exacerbates poverty, hunger, environmental degradation, economic stagnation, resource depletion, disease and illiteracy – a surefire formula for global insecurity.
Population – General
Population Issues
[updated August 2006]
Our World Is Changing
Population Matters
You Can Make A Difference
Pick Your Issue
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Population Challenges – the Basics
[updated April 2006]
Achieving a world population in balance with its environmental resources is crucial to the future of our planet and the welfare of its people. Population growth is a complex issue that directly or indirectly impacts all aspects of our lives and the conditions under which we live—-from the environment and global stability to women’s health and empowerment.
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Environment
Population and Climate Change
[updated June 2007]
Climate change is perhaps the most crucial environmental challenge of this century. Eleven of the world’s 12 highest annual global temperatures on record have occurred since 1995, leading many of the world’s top scientists and environmentalists to conclude that global warming has begun in earnest.While a great deal of attention has been paid to reducing emissions responsible for global warming, there has been far less focus on the role of population growth in climate change.

Population pressures are not the sole cause of global warming, but exacerbate ecological degradation. Providing effective voluntary family planning to the tens of millions of women worldwild who lack access to affordable reproductive health services would be a significant step towards reducing human impact on areas left vulnerable by climate change.

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Population and the Environment
[updated May 2006]
Human needs are growing rapidly. We want more food, more cars, more fuel, and more buildings…more of everything and more than ever before. As our numbers, needs and desires grow, so do our demands and our impact on the environment.
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Population and Consumption
[updated April 2006]
Our growing numbers – now 6.5 billion and expected to grow to 9.1 billion by 2050 – require more space, more food and more resources. There are more of us consuming more, a pattern leading to the depletion of the world’s limited natural resources. But consumption is more than just a game of numbers. It is also a function of lifestyle choices and political, economic and social structures.
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Family Planning
What is Family Planning?
[updated August 2007]
Family planning services allow women and couples to plan the number and spacing of their children. These services include information about and the provision of modern methods of contraception, as well as “natural family planning” information. Abortion is not a method of family planning; in most cases it is the result of a lack of access to family planning services
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Gender
Men and Maternal Health: Sharing the Burden, Sharing the Benefits
[updated July 2007]
Every minute, a woman dies of pregnancy-related causes throughout the world. For every woman who dies, more than 20 others suffer pregnancy-related illness or infection. Because women bear the greatest burden of pregnancy-related and reproductive ill-health, it is easy to take the myopic approach that population programs are women’s programs.
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The Connection Between Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence
[updated October 2006]
Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most persistent and pervasive forms of human rights abuses in the world. In the tragic and complex cycle of violence, inequality, and exploitation, GBV is increasingly recognized as an important action point on the path toward a more just and sustainable world. Specifically, eliminating GBV contributes to efforts to empower women to determine the spacing and number of their children.
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Health
HIV/AIDS: A Global Pandemic
[updated May 2006]
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has infected more than 60 million men, women and children and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) has killed more than 25 million people since it’s detection in 1981 making it one of the most tragic contagions in history.
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Population and Health
[updated April 2006]
The story of population is also the story of women’s reproductive healthcare and family planning. Women and men who have access to family planning have the information, education and means to exercise their human right to choose the number and spacing of their children. Unfortunately, some 350 million women lack either the information or the means to obtain adequate voluntary family planning. Increased access to family planning gives couples greater control over fertility and often results in smaller family sizes and slower population growth rates.
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Policy
U.S. International Population Assistance
[updated August 2007]
In the 1960s, the United States pioneered new national and international initiatives to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing population. The US understood both the dire need for and tremendous potential of international population assistance, based on the principles of volunteerism and informed choice, to achieve a better quality of life for women, children and families worldwide and to promote environmental sustanability and diversity.While population and family planning remains a cornerstone of US global health and foreign assistance policy, ongoing and contentious debate about the scope and nature of the programs resulted in severe restrictions to US bilateral and multilateral assistance.
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Population and Poverty Alleviation
[updated May 2007]
Poverty is a significant factor in environmental degradation, malnourishment, illiteracy and maternal and infant mortality. Population programs – including voluntary family planning and child survival programs – are an important part of poverty reduction efforts.”The Millennium Development Goals, particularly the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, cannot be achieved if questions of population and reproductive health are not squarely addressed. And that means stronger efforts to promote women’s
rights, and greater investment in education and health, including reproductive health and family planning.”
-former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, Message to the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, Bangkok, 16 Dec. 2002
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Joint Fact Sheet on HR1225, Focus on Family Health Worldwide Act
[updated March 2007]
The Focus on Family Health Worldwide Act (H.R. 1225) is a bipartisan bill that calls for increased authorized funding for core USAID voluntary family planning programs, increasing assistance to the world’s poorest countries with the greatest need for family planning programs. Learn more about why PI and its partners support this legislation.
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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
[updated February 2007]
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the world’s largest multilateral source of family planning and reproductive health assistance to developing countries. Established in 1969 as an international agency of the United Nations, UNFPA “promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.”
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Uganda , From Great Success to Great Uncertainty
[updated February 2007]
The U.S. Government has hailed Uganda as the showcase success story of its Abstinence, Be faithful, and correct and consistent Condom use (ABC) AIDS prevention strategy. Posting impressive declines in HIV prevalence across the board, Uganda appeared to be on the path to eradication. That claim, however, was premature, and in the past few years, HIV infection rates have been steadily increasing. Uganda’s turnaround has given new momentum to criticism of the U.S. Government’s focus on abstinence over other prevention methods.
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Security
Global Population and Security
[updated February 2007]
As the largest population of people under 25 years of age enters its reproductive years, we must increase investments in reproductive health, family planning and education programs. Resources spent on these efforts now will pay off exponentially with tangible results in human capital. A woman delays childbirth to go to school. A mother is able to focus on her child’s health rather than her own. The next generation of youth is in balance with economic growth and environmental limitations. These achievements, more than any weapon, will bring us closer to the long-term, global security we seek and so ardently believe is possible.
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Family Planning
What is Family Planning?
[updated March 2006]
     
  Family planning services allow women and couples to plan the number and spacing of their children. These services include information about and the provision of modern methods of contraception, as well as “natural family planning” information. Abortion is not a method of family planning; in most cases it is the result of a lack of access to family planning services
     
   

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Population – General
Why Population Matters?
[updated March 2006]
     
  Population growth is a complex issue that directly or indirectly impacts all aspects of our lives and the conditions under which we live—-from the environment and global stability to women’s health and empowerment. For women and families to improve their standard of living, couples must have the information and means to plan the number and spacing of their children.
     
   

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