Exploring the dynamics of international migration

The Commission on Population and Development will meet in New York on 22-26 April

Migration in focus for Commission for Population and Development (UN Photo/Kibae Park)The Population Commission was established by the Economic and Social Council in 1946 and later renamed to the Commission on Population and Development in 1994. Its primary role is to follow-up on the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and as a functional Commission assisting the Council, to monitor, review and assess the implementation of the Programme of Action at the national, regional and international levels.

The Commission is composed of 47 Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of four years on the basis of geographic distribution. Since 1994, the Commission meets once a year.

The theme this year will focus on “New trends in migration: demographic aspects”

For more information:

DESA News feature article – “Focusing on new trends in migration”

46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

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