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The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo created a platform signed by 185 countries that called for universal access to family planning and reproductive health services by 2015. U.N. Millennium Development Goals' target 5B also calls for universal access to reproductive health care.

PAI has tracked international commitments to family planning and held governments and donors accountable. Fulfilling the global demand for family planning can significantly reduce the costs of achieving the MDGs, especially those related to poverty, maternal health and education. PAI advocates that donor countries fully fund family planning and reproductive health services to help meet all of the Millenium Development Goals.


Press Release

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 »


A Win for Women Advocates

October 5, 2011

Often the best advocacy efforts result in no headlines—meaning that you saved something from being cut or undermined. So in the end, the story is that there is no story.

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PEPFAR COP Endorses Integration But Won’t Pay

August 15, 2011

Last week, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released its annualCountry Operational Plan (COP) Guidance.  Although the fiscal year 2012 guidance clearly states that “voluntary family planning should be part of comprehensive quality care for persons living with HIV,” … Continue reading »


The Road from Istanbul to Addis and Beyond

June 11, 2011

Setting an agenda for reproductive health supplies In May 2001, 130 stakeholders from around the world gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss challenges related to shortages of reproductive health supplies at the global and national levels. The Istanbul meeting and … Continue reading »


Policy Brief

More Funding Needed for International Reproductive Health

April 11, 2011

Suzanna Dennis The international community has repeatedly recognized the importance of achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health, with reinvigorated efforts in 2010. Although sexual and reproductive health has proven a wise use of development dollars, donors and governments … Continue reading »


Press Release

PAI Condemns Cuts to Contraception

February 11, 2011

For Immediate Release Statement from Population Action International on the Proposed House Republican FY2011 Continuing Resolution by Craig Lasher, Director of US Government Relations “The cuts to international family planning are extreme and out of touch with the views of … Continue reading »


What’s Missing about the Missing MDG?

October 18, 2010

UN delegates and advocates gathered last month in New York to assess progress on the Millennium Development Goals. With just five years remaining to meet the goals, and maternal health (Goal 5) the furthest off-track, the MDG Summit was an … Continue reading »

Policy Brief

The Key to Achieving the MDGs

September 15, 2010

Universal Access to Family Planning and Reproductive Health The MDGs offer precise time-bound targets for promoting global development. MDG Target 5B calls for universal access to reproductive health care. By adding this target, world leaders reaffirmed that access to reproductive … Continue reading »



The new U.N. climate chief should have a strong understanding of women’s issues

April 27, 2010

Originally published on Grist by Suzanne Ehlers , Negash Teklu, Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando,Wasim Zaman We have a critical opportunity right now to make sure the next U.N. climate chief will serve the needs of the global community of women, and we need … Continue reading »


Funding Common Ground: Cost Estimates For International Reproductive Health

April 12, 2010

Suzanna Dennis and Clive Mutunga There are over a dozen estimates of the financial resources needed to improve reproductive health used by the reproductive health community. Lack of understanding of estimates currently in circulation can lead to fragmented advocacy and … Continue reading »