How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective (Volume II)


The UN’s Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) issued a new report on 1 September 2020 to meet the urgent need of timely and reliable data to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and to build back better. Volume II of the series “How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective” uses the latest available data to map the economic, social, regional and statistical dimensions of our changing world.

Expert group meeting on health, mortality and development


The purpose of the meeting was twofold. First, in preparation for the forty-third session of the Commission on Population and Development, the meeting brought together experts and officials of inter-governmental organizations to discuss the challenges in combating the major causes of death and improving health, including consideration of how to strengthen health systems.


Expert group meeting on mortality crises: conflicts, violence, famine, natural disasters and the growing burden of non-communicable diseases


The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs organized an expert group meeting to address issues associated with the estimation and projection of mortality levels in context of humanitarian crises, including conflicts, violence, famine and natural disasters as well as in respect to the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The meeting was held at the United Nations in New York from 14 to 15 November 2011.


Commission on Population and Development, thirty-first session (1998)

Health and mortality

Bureau Members


  • Mr. Raj Karim (Malaysia) - Asia-Pacific Group (Chair)

  • Mr. Robert Louis Cliquet (Belgium) - Western European and Others Group (WEOG) (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. Osmane Mahamane Tandina (Niger) - African Group (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. Yurly Bohaievs´ky (Ukraine) - Eastern-European Group (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. William Toro Cabrera (Peru) - Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) (Vice-Chair)


Commission on Population and Development, forty-third session (2010)

Health, morbidity, mortality and development

Members of the Commission

Bureau members

  • Ambassador Daniel Carmon (Israel) - Western European and Others Group (WEOG) (Chair)

  • Ms. Agnieszka Klausa (Poland) - Eastern-European Group (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. Shoji Miyagawa (Japan)  - Asia-Pacific Group  (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. Lizwi Eric Nkombela (South Africa) - African Group  (Vice-Chair)