2019

Workshop on population estimates and projections for Namibia

Overview

Technical staff from the Namibia Statistics Agency, government line ministries (Planning, Education, Health, and Immigration), and researchers from higher education institutions were trained in methods for assessing the quality of demographic statistics, projecting the national population, and projecting sub-national (regional) populations.

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Latin America and the Caribbean workshop on assessing the economic and fiscal consequences of population ageing

Overview

Achievement of an inclusive economic development that leaves no one behind requires good investment and good planning. Because achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 also means ensuring their sustainability beyond 2030, training in the use of long-run population, economic, and fiscal forecasts is an important component of capacity development as envisioned by Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. 
 

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Workshop on measuring population ageing and assessing its economic and fiscal consequences in Asia-Pacific

Overview

Integrating population and development strategies into planning and decision-making is a key objective of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It is also an important area of work of the United Nations Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in support of Member States.

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Commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development

Overview

Under agenda item 14 ("Integrated and coordinated implementation of the follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields"), the General Assembly, at its seventy-third session, will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) at a high-level plenary meeting on 16 July 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the General Assembly Hall.

 

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Expert group meeting on population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development

Overview

The question of how to feed a growing global population has been central to discussions around population and development for decades. While the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development highlighted the problem of undernutrition, today's discussion of malnutrition is broader and includes stunting, wasting, overweight and obesity, as well as micronutrient deficiencies. Moreover, there is an increasing recognition of the challenges to food security posed by factors such as climate change, conflict and economic downturns.

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