• Release of New data Outputs on Family Planning

    PPD Permanent Observer at the UN is pleased to share the following release of three new data outputs on family planning. This has been just announced by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Please click on the links for details. 1. WORLD CONTRACEPTIVE USE 2016 DATA SET Includes up-to-date empirical (survey-based) contraceptive

  • António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

    António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

    On 13 October, the General Assembly appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December. The GA adopted the consensus resolution put forward by its President, Peter Thomson. Earlier the UN Security Council recommended Mr. Guterres’ name

  • UNGA Third Committee session focused on greater solidarity with world’s most vulnerable people, unequal economic progress, and need to empower youth.

    Casting an overview of challenges facing social development – ranging from inequalities in employment through specific issues facing rural populations – the UNG Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) delegates during the week called for closer international cooperation and solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable groups. In his opening remarks Mr.Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic

  • PPD Intervention at the 71st UN General Assembly

    22 September 2016, PPD Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh PPD, the intergovernmental organization to promote South-South Cooperation has an observer status in United Nations. As the observer of the UN,  As part of its advocacy efforts, PPD traditionally tables statements on emerging issue at the General Assembly. At the recently concluded 71st Session of the UN General

  • UN General Assembly Adopts Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

    Amidst acclamation of global leaders, the 71st session of the General Assembly adopted the ‘New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants’ today which mapped out a route towards a collective, rights-based response to the unprecedented number of displaced persons around the world. The Declaration (document A/71/L.1), would be of key importance in providing burgeoning numbers

  • Announcement : Joining of the Editor in Chief of PPD journal

    Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is pleased to announce the joining of the Editor in Chief of PPD’s new journal International Journal for Population, Development and Health. Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, well-known researcher and demographer, founding site leader of Chakaria Health and Demographic Surveillance System has joined as the Editor of Chief. He has recently

  • PPD ARO Organizes the Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH). Meeting in Kampala on June 28 – July 1, 2016

    PPD ARO Organizes the Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH). Meeting in Kampala on June 28 – July 1, 2016

    A successful implementation of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) including Family Planning (FP) programs requires enhanced, pragmatic leadership and stewardship from policymakers including Members of Parliament (MPs), Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders. A review of African countries’ progress in achieving the MDGs revealed that the health-related MDGs remain unfinished business

  • US$ 2 Million Chinese Grant for PPD

    Beijing: 19/03/2016.  Memorandum of Understanding  (MoU) has been signed between Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China on  grant of  US dollar  two  million  towards strengthening South- South Cooperation by PPD H.E. Mr. Wang Pei’an, Honorable Vice-Minister of National Health and Family

  • SDG Indicators

    Report of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicators presents an ambitious  set of targets and indicators.  There are 17 goals, 169 targets and 229 Indicators. (Table 1) This report presents a proposal of global indicators for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda. The proposal includes indicators for all

  • International Inter-Ministerial Strategic Dialogue on South-South Cooperation for Population and Development

    In our effort to shape global sustainable development agenda for the years beyond 2015, the international community has embarked upon an ambitious and unprecedented process which culminated in agreeing to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with 169 targets and a tentatively agreed 229 indicators to monitor these goals. Partnership is one of

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