PSN joins other organisations to celebrate World Population Day at UK parliament

July 14, 2008


Population and Sustainability Network was pleased to join other international organisations co-sponsoring this years World Population Day event held at the Houses of Parliament on the 14th July 2008.

Credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park 


The event which was hosted by IPPF and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health marked World Population Day with addresses by Gillian Merron, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, and Sarah Brown, Chair of the White Ribbon Alliance.

The event was attended by organisations working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, Ministers, Parliamentarians and Peers, Ambassadors and other high level decision makers and sought to raise the profile of population growth issues and the implications for poverty alleviation efforts and international development.

Other Co-Sponsors included FPA, Action Aid , Human Rights Watch, Marie Stopes International, White Ribbon Alliance and Women and Children First.

Transcripts of speeches made at the event are on the IPPF website.