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World population Friday, 2 July, 1999, 13:10 GMT 14:10 UK
World population: Links guide
BBC News Online's at-a-glance guide to some of the key websites covering world population growth and its effects:
Population:

International Conference on Population and Development
What they say: "Progress and challenges in implementing strategies on population and development will be the focus of world leaders at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly when it meets 30 June-2 July 1999."

World Population
United Nations Population Fund
What they say: "UNPFA assists developing countries to improve reproductive health and family planning services on the basis of individual choice, and to formulate population policies in support of efforts towards sustainable development."

UNPFA - Day of six billion
What they say: "This UNPFA sub-site includes information on the day the six billionth person is likely to be born."

Population Action International
What they say: "Dedicated to advancing policies and programs that slow population growth in order to enhance the quality of life for all people."

United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)
What they say: "A decentralized community of population institutions ... Our objectives are to identify, establish, strengthen and coordinate population information activities".


Family planning:

Family Planning Council
Provides information on reproductive health, advice for teenagers, mature women and men, and HIV/Aids awareness."

Safe Motherhood
What they say: "The Safe Motherhood initiative is a global effort that aims to reduce deaths and illnesses among women and infants, especially in developing countries."

The World Health Report 1999, from the World Health Organization
What they say: "The World Health Report 1999 - Making a difference - challenges the international community to examine the difference health can make in humanity's continuing progress."


Environment:

Greenpeace International
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace's international Website.

Friends of the Earth International
What they say: "A federation of autonomous environmental organisations from all over the world."

Food and Agriculture Organisation
What they say: "FAO works to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security - the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life."

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