The health needs of women and adolescents are too often neglected in humanitarian response to natural disasters and conflicts around the world, even though whether women and girls live or die in a crisis often depends on access to basic sexual and reproductive health services like midwives and HIV prevention, says a new report released by UNFPA,

Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

Family planning is a human right. Yet today some 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise that right because they lack access to contraceptives, information and quality services or because social and economic forces prevent them from taking advantage of services even where they are available.

This report provides key messages on the relationship between population dynamics and sustainable development.

This State of World Population report looks at dynamics behind the numbers & explains trends that are defining our world of 7 bn. Says that with planning and the right investments in people now our world of 7 bn can have thriving sustainable cities.

This is the fourth edition of the Youth Supplement to UNFPA's State of the World Population Report. This Youth Supplement addresses climate change and young people, through the lens of what impact climate change is predicted to have, and what that will mean for young people's lives, livelihoods, health, rights and development.

This book broadens and deepens understanding of a wide range of population-climate change linkages. Incorporating population dynamics into research, policymaking and advocacy around climate change is critical for understanding the trajectory of global greenhouse gas emissions, for developing and implementing adaptation plans and thus for global and national efforts to curtail this threat.

Women bear the disproportionate burden of climate change as they make up the majority of the world's 1,5-billion people living on less than $1 a day and the climate-change debate needs to be reframed putting people at the centre,concludes this annual report released by UNFPA.