Population Policies

Well-designed government policies are critical for implementing the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development and for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Population Division monitors government views and policies concerning a range of population issues, including population size and growth, population distribution by age, fertility and marriage, reproductive health and family planning, health and mortality, spatial distribution and urbanization, and internal and international migration. The Population Division has conducted the United Nations Inquiry among Governments on Population and Development since 1963. The Division updates the data set World Population Policies on a regular basis.