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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
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Topic - Babatunde Osotimehin
The U.N. General Assembly decided Thursday to hold a special session next year to assess implementation of a plan world leaders adopted nearly two decades ago to slow the global population explosion.
The U.N.'s top population official wants governments to do more to ensure that women have access to family planning.
The newly re-elected Obama administration has the right to protect and promote family planning, both domestically and throughout the world, a veteran House member said Wednesday.
The newly re-elected Obama administration should promote contraception as a human right, domestically and throughout the world, a veteran House member said Wednesday as a new report on global family-planning was released.
Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Thursday he is as committed to abolishing child marriage around the globe as he was to fighting apartheid in South Africa.
Last month, the U.N.'s top population official, Babatunde Osotimehin, said the world will add a billion people within a decade, further straining the planet's resources.
Speaking to The Associated Press at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said many women want to have fewer children and that "30 percent of those who die giving birth we can prevent with family planning."