Population and Demography Forum. A place to discuss issues, data interpretation, theory, and find out what happening in population research.
2011 World Population Data Sheet (PDF). Popluation statistics and data from the Population Reference Bureau.
World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Organizations provides information on global health issues. Their web site provides detailed information on virtually every health issue in the world.
UNAIDS UNAIDS is the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS and provides information on the global effort to combat HIV/AIDS.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) The UNFPA deals with a wide array of health issues but has particular expertise on reproductive and maternal health issues. The UNFPA and RI have a formal agreement to cooperate in reducing child mortality, improving maternal and family health, and addressing other serious health concerns that affect the world’s populations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC provides extensive information on current health issues world wide though with a focus on the United States.
Family Health International Formed in 1971, Family Health International (FHI) is among the largest and most established nonprofit organizations active in international public health with a mission to improve lives worldwide through research, education, and services in family health.
Eldis Health Resource Center Eldis provides peer-reviewed information on a number of development issues including health. Their web site includes articles and links to organizations dealing with health concerns worldwide.
Maternal Health Webseite for Rotary Projects in Nigeria. Challenges in Africa; Meaningful Improvemnt
Population Media Center (PMC). Works worldwide using entertainment-education for social change. PMC’s programs encourage positive behavior change among the audience.
From 6 Billion to 7 Billion Human Beings. [PDF - 8.8 MB] This a wonderfully playful and yet seriously informative exhibit posted by the Musée de l'Homme Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France. Includes games, statistics, and regional pages that allow you to look at where you will be demographically when the population grows in your country. You can get information on your country, your age bracket, and play "population games" that graphically demonstrate the impact of growth on the world and on yourself.
AMERISTAT (Population Reference Bureau). Provides up-to-date, easy-to-use, non-technical summary information on major U.S. demographic trends.
APLIC-International. Web site for the Association for Population/Family, Planning Libraries and Information Centers International. Includes membership list, e-mail addresses for the staff of population information units, links to member web sites, and information about publications.
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is a non-profit membership association comprised of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. Its members are professionals who provide reproductive health services and education, conduct reproductive health research, and influence reproductive health policy, and they include physicians, advanced practice clinicians (nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants), researchers, educators, pharmacists, and other professionals in reproductive health. The organization reaches this broad range of health care professionals both in the US and abroad with education and information about reproductive health science, practice, and policy.
Cairo Conference Home Page. Contains documents and materials of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development, ICPD Programme of Action, UN documents and agency statements, NGO statements, press releases, articles, pre-conference and follow-up documentation, and other background information.
Demographic and Health Surveys. USIA supported site operated privately in cooperation with the East-West Center and the Population Council; provides comprehensive worldwide data on population and demographics.
Earth Policy Institute. An organization dedicated to providing a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy " an eco-economy " looks like, as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there.
EngenderHealth. Founded in 1943, EngenderHealth is a nonprofit organization that has been working internationally for over 30 years to support and strengthen reproductive health services for women and men worldwide. Since its inception, its work has improved the health and lives of more than 100 million individuals in 90 countries.
European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development (EuroNGOs) seek to translate the commitments of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) into international cooperative programmes in the field of sexual and reproductive health in low-income countries. Includes links to more than 25 other NGOs in Europe and elsewhere.
The Global AIDS Program exists to help prevent HIV infection, improve care and support and build capacity to address the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. GAP provides financial and technical assistance through partnerships with communities, governments, and national and international entities working in resource-constrained countries.
International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. News releases, statements, and publications. Provides a gateway to migration-related information on the Internet in English, French, and Spanish.
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
IPPF publications in full-text.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. Information about IUSSP, population links, list of members and newsletter and a local search engine.
Negative Population Growth (NPG) is a national membership organization working to educate the American public and political leaders about thedetrimental effects of overpopulation on the environment, resources and quality of life.
Optimum Population Trust. The Optimum Population Trust carries out research on environmentally sustainable population levels worldwide. It also campaigns for a lower population in the UK, with a current policy recommendation of stabilisation and gradual reduction from 59 million to 52 million by 2050, with further reduction to a possible level of 30 million in the 22nd century.
PATH - Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. PATH's mission is to improve health, especially the health of women and children. An emphasis is placed on improving the quality of reproductive health services and on preventing and reducing the impact of widespread
People and Planet people and planet.net provides a global review and internet gateway into theissues of population, poverty, health, consumption and the environment. It is published by Planet 21, an independent non-profit company and a registered British charity recognized by the United Nations. It developed from People & the Planet magazine with sponsorship by IPPF, UNFPA, IUCN, WWF and Sida and includes news, features, topic overviews, facts and figures and a Picture Gallery free for non-commercial educational purposes.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. is the world's largest voluntary reproductive health care organization.
Population 2005. Advocates and promotes the earliest possible implementation of the Program of Action approved by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which met in Cairo in 1994. Principal ICPD objectives are: the provision of universal access to reproductive health services, including family planning; sustained economic growth in the context of sustainable development; education, especially for girls; gender equality and equity, and infant, child and maternal mortality reduction.
Population Action International (PAI) is an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen public awareness and political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights.
Population Association of America (PAA). Nonprofit organization site focused on research about problems related to human population. Site haspapers and other links.
Population Coalition. A nationwide grassroots organization to promote awareness of population pressures and overconsumption on a sustainable future.
Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth) is a 35 year old national nonprofit organization working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth's people and its resources. The organization seeks to protect the environment and ensure a high quality of life for present and future generations. Population Connection's education and advocacy programs aim to influence public policies, attitudes, and behavior on national and global population issues and related concerns.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit biomedical, social science, and public health. This research and the information it produces helps change the way people think about problems related to reproductive health and population growth.
The Population Institute is an international, educational, non-profit organization that seeks to reduce excessive population growth. The organization strives to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base.
The Population Reference Bureau. Provides timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.
Population Research Institute of the Pennsylvania State University. Large site with research, publications, press releases, events, symposia,workshops, and data projections.
The Population Resource Center. A non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and Princeton, NJ, aims to further the development of public policy by bringing the latest demographic data to policymakers through policy briefings and small-group discussions.
The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics. This organization explores the moral energies of our faith traditions on abortion, birth control, ecology, and the empowerment of women.
Reproductive Health Gateway. An information portal for reproductive health professionals.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
Soul Beat Africa. Communication for change. Soul Beat Africa is a web-based initiative focusing specifically on sharing information for change and development in Africa. The website and free bi-monthly e-newsletter aim to share experiences, materials, strategic thinking and events, and to encourage discussion and debate. Experiences in developing radio programmes, edutainment, drama and mass media campaigns and a diverse range of communication programmes are summarised, always with contact information, helping connect communicators across the continent.
UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)
Co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNDCP, WHO and World Bank. Press releases, fact sheets, reports, archives of newspaper article summaries, regional and country statistics, and other HIV/AIDS issues. Local search engine in French and Spanish.
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Information on the fund and the activities it supports.
United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. The official web site of the U.N. FWCW in Beijing. Site includes general information, official documents, the FWCW Youth Program, and links to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and a list of NGOs accredited to the Conference.
United Nations Population Division. The Population Division is responsible for monitoring and appraisal of the broad range of areas in the field of population.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) The United Nations Population Fund home page provides a variety of demographic, population, and family planning information around the world, including reports of meetings, technical reports, press releases, full test reports and the annual State of the World Population, the quarterly POPULI and the newsletter Dispatches.
U.S. Census Bureau. Official site for US population data and trends. Prime data source for US-oriented researchers.
The US Committee for UN Population Fund is a national committee set up in 1998 to raise moral, financial and political support in the United States for the work of the UN Population Fund, which provides voluntary family planning and reproductive health services, ensures safe motherhood, prevents STDs and HIV/AIDS, reduces violence and discrimination against women and offers other critical life saving support to women, men and children around the world.
The Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Their work revolves around the transition to an nvironmentally sustainable and socially just society and how to achieve it.
Women and Population This site is a section of Sustainable Development Dimensions, a service of the Sustainable Development DepartmWomen and Population This site is a section of Sustainable Development Dimensions, a service of the Sustainable Development Department (SD) of the FAO. Contains news, analysis and resources on gender-population concerns, especially in rural areas.
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