The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs conducts demographic research, supports intergovernmental processes at the United Nations in the area of population and development, and assists countries in developing their capacity to produce and analyse population data and information. The Division brings population issues to the attention of the international community by highlighting the central role of demographic trends in all aspects of sustainable development. The Division publishes datasets on the world’s population and analyzes global demographic trends.
Recent and upcoming events
Commission on Population and Development, fifty-fourth session 19 - 23 April 2021
Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Mortality Assessment (deadline: 30 November 2020)
United Nations Thirteenth Inquiry among Governments on Population and Development 30 October - 31 December 2020
Expert group meeting on the evaluation of adolescent fertility data and estimates 26 - 27 October 2020