The two major players in population reduction policies are the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Population Fund UNFPA.
It is particularly instructive to look back at the policies promoted by these organisations as far back as the late 1960's and early 1970's and to look at the current state of the world in which we now live. One such document, authored in 1969 by the then Vice President of Planned Parenthood/World Population, Frederick S. Jaffe who was at the time making proposals specifically for the US, nevertheless while the document may not have been fully implemented in every respect we can all recognise that the policies are now being promoted on a global scale and in some cases more so than others. The document is titled "Examples of Proposed Measures to Reduce U.S. Fertility, by Universality or Selectivity of Impact" and it was sent by Jaffe as a Memorandum to Bernard Berelson (President, Population Council). View a PDF of the document here
This is due to the fact that people's fertility is reduced, as well as the fact that the aged are living longer. The resulting slowdown in the growth of the number of children coupled with the steady increase in the number of older persons" has deeply impacted the balance of society.
There is a definite connection between these alarming population rates and the rapid spread of abortion and sterilization in the past century. The promoters of abortion, often with population control ideologies, have sought and acheived the support of almost every government and state agency in the world. This has allowed them to push their agenda on every facet of life.
Anti-family measures have dis-encouraged people from getting married and having a family. Men and women are delaying marriage, making it less likely that they'll have more than one or two children. Today in the West, almost one in two marriages ends in divorce. The children of divorce are less likely to marry and form families themselves.
More married women are putting off having children for careers. After 35, it becomes progressively harder for women to conceive.
The news and entertainment industry tell young adults that satisfaction comes from careers, romance, travel and personal growth - not from having children. The culture's message is live-for-the moment and primarily for yourself, with no sense of obligation to generations past or concern for those in the future.
Modernity and government policies works against family life and in favour of singleness and small families or voluntary childlessness.