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A More Secure World: The Role of Population and Family Planning in Peace and Security

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Population dynamics, including changes in age structure, may impact peace and security in fragile and developing states. Today’s young people are the largest generation of youth in the history of the world, and where governments are not able to provide them with the education, services, and employment they need, instability may arise. And in conflict-affected areas, the security of women and girls is further compromised by lack of access to reproductive health care and family planning.

Educating and empowering women, including ensuring access to voluntary family planning services, can help support peace and stability goals by increasing the foundation for stability. And where families can choose the number and timing of their children, women may have more opportunity to take part in civil society and peacebuilding.

Join us for a discussion on the connections between population dynamics and stability and the policy options for fulfilling the peace pillar of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This event is organized in cooperation with the PACE project.

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Speakers

Keynote

  • Kerry Pelzman

    Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development

Moderator

  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko

    Senior Advisor, ECSP; Former Director, ECSP
    Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University

Panelists

  • Gifty Addico

    Chief, Commodity Security Branch, Technical Division, UNFPA
  • Sharon Burke

    Senior Advisor, New America Foundation
  • Richard Cincotta

    Global Fellow
    Demographer in Residence, The Stimson Center
  • Rachel Vogelstein

    Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations