Press Releases


Upholding the Right to Family Planning for All

November 15, 2012

For immediate release Upholding the Right to Family Planning for All Statement by Population Action International President & CEO Suzanne Ehlers Washington, D.C.:  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released its 2012 State of the World Population report this week, … Continue reading »

Family Planning Central to Development and Women’s Empowerment

July 11, 2012

The London Summit is an historic opportunity to help the millions of women in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy but lack contraception. Providing access to contraception saves lives. Continue reading »

Population Action International and Atlas Corps Welcome Nigerian Nonprofit Leader

March 12, 2012

PAI awarded Distinguished Partner Award March 12, 2012 Washington, DC – Atlas Corps is proud to announce the placement of its eighth Fellow, Mikang Longjan from Nigeria, at Population Action International (PAI). PAI is an organization that advocates for women … Continue reading »

PAI President Suzanne Ehlers Named 2012 Young Global Leader

March 6, 2012

(Washington, D.C.) Population Action International is proud to announce the selection of President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders for 2012. The honor, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to … Continue reading »

PAI applauds selection of Gabriel Jaramillo as head of Global Fund

January 25, 2012

PAI applauds the decision of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria’s Board of Directors to appoint Mr. Gabriel Jaramillo as the Fund’s Managing Director. Continue reading »

Weathering Change honored at 32nd Annual Global Media Awards

January 12, 2012

Why Population Matters, a new publication, explains how population is connected to other development issues such as maternal health, poverty, security and climate change. Continue reading »

Day of 7 Billion Underscores Why Population Matters in Our World

October 31, 2011

Washington, DC – Today, the United Nations estimates the world population reached 7 billion. Population Action International marked the birth of the 7 billionth person with the launch of a new report, Why Population Matters. This adds to its other … Continue reading »

Population Institute Names 32nd Annual Global Media Award Winners

October 27, 2011

Originally posted by Population Institute Washington, DC – An Ethiopian serial drama, a Kenyan news article series, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, and the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund are among the 10 recipients of the Population … Continue reading »

World Population Hits 7 Billion

October 20, 2011

POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY For October 31, 2011 World Population Hits 7 Billion Population Action International announces the interactive application What’s Your Numberand Oct. 31 release of Why Population Matters (Washington, D.C.) On Monday, October 31st, the world will add its 7 … Continue reading »

Statement on House Foreign Affairs Committee Markup by Craig Lasher, Director of U.S. Government Relations

October 5, 2011

For Immediate Release Republicans on the committee have shown their true colors by rejecting 10 amendments to allow U.S. funding for UNFPA’s life-saving work to continue. It is now clear they are not interested in preventing maternal death and disability … Continue reading »