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United Nations Population Information Network
A guide to population information on UN system web sites
    

 
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   Established in 1946 as the Population Commission by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to assist the Council by arranging for studies and advising the Council on population matters. Composed of 47 Member States (for 2004) elected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of four years
 
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  Provides up-to-date and scientifically objective information on population and development, including studies on population levels, trends, population estimates and projections, population policies and population and development interrelationships. Provides guidance to the United Nations General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and the Commission on Population and Development.
 
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World Population Prospects
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   Official UN population estimates (1950-2050) and projections (2004-2050) for the world, 6 major areas, 21 regions and 228 countries or areas. Estimates and projections are also given for more developed regions, less developed regions, least developed regions and sub-Saharan Africa. Volume I includes estimates and projections of total population, sex ratio, population growth rate, birth and death rate, infant mortality rate, life expectancy at birth and total fertility rate.
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World Urbanization Prospects
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  Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations and of urban agglomerations for the world, 5 major areas, 21 regions, and 228 countries or areas.
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World Contraceptive Use
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  The Division carries out comprehensive reviews of contraceptive use around the world based primarily on national sample surveys in all countries for which they are available. Results are reported in published reports and wall charts.
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World Population Policies
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  Provides an overview of population policies and dynamics as of mid-decade for the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and for 2003. Includes information on government perceptions, objectives and policies related to population size, growth and structure.
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PRED Bank (Population, Resources, Environment and Development)
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  • Institutions in developing countries may request one free copy. Use institutional letterhead. Mail or fax to 1-212-963-2147.
  This CD-ROM datahase brings together time series data dealing with various aspects of population, labour force, education, economic and social development, land, water and energy use. Also provides texts of selected international treaties and conventions related to environment and development issues.
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Population, Development and HIV/AIDS with particular emphasis on Poverty:
The Concise Report (2005)
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  Analyses recent information and policy perspectives on population, environment and development. Topics investigated include the evolution of population and the environment at major United Nations conferences, trends in population, environment and development, and government views and policies concerning population, environment and development.