Commission on Population and Development, fifty-fourth session (2021)

New York

19 April 2021 to 23 April 2021

Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development

Bureau members

  • H.E. Ambassador Yemdaogo Eric Tiare (Burkina Faso) (Chair)
  • Ms. Damla Fidan (Turkey) (Vice-Chair)
  • Mr. Nizar Kaddouh (Lebanon) (Vice-Chair)
  • Ms. Cristina Popescu (Romania) (Vice-Chair designate)
  • Ms. Mayra Lisseth Sorto (El Salvador) (Vice-Chair designate)

Opening statements

  • H.E. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Burkinabè Abroad, Burkina Faso
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
  • Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Ms. Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Ms. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy for the Food Systems Summit 

Keynote address

Panels 

  • Expert panel on reports prepared for the general debate (Monday, 19 April 2021, 3-4 p.m. EDT) [Concept note] [Bio]
  • High-level panel on the road towards the Food Systems Summit (Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 10-11.30 a.m. EDT) [Concept note] [Bio]
  • Multi-stakeholder panel on population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development (Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 10-11.30 a.m. EDT) [Concept note] [Bio]
  • Expert panel on the programme of work in population (Thursday, 22 April 2021, 10-11 a.m. EDT) [Concept note] [Bio]

 

Agenda item 1: Provisional agenda

1. Election of officers

In accordance with Economic and Social Council decision 2005/213, the Commission, immediately following the closure of its fifty-third session, will hold the first meeting of its fifty-fourth session for the sole purpose of electing the new Chair and other officers of the Commission, in accordance with rule 15 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Council.

Agenda item 2: Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters

Provisional agenda for the fifty-fourth session of the Commission (E/CN.9/2021/1)

Note by the Secretariat on the organization of work of the session (E/CN.9/2021/L.1)

Draft programme of the session

Agenda item 3: General debate

(a) Actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the global, regional and national levels;

(b) Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development.

Report of the Secretary-General on population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development (E/CN.9/2021/2)

Review of the impact of the coronavirus disease on programmes and interventions for the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development in the context of population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development (E/CN.9/2021/3)

Report of the Secretary-General on the flow of financial resources for assisting in the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (E/CN.9/2021/4)

NGO written statements  (Available here)

Agenda item 4: Programme implementation and future programme of work of the Secretariat in the field of population

Report of the Secretary-General on programme implementation and progress of work in the field of population in 2020: Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (E/CN.9/2021/5)

Note by the Secretariat on the proposed programme plan for 2021 and programme performance for 2019: subprogramme 5, Population, of programme 7, Economic and social affairs (E/CN.9/2021/CRP.2)

Agenda item 5: Future role and organization of the Commission on Population and Development

No advance documentation requested

Future role and organization of the Commission on Population and Development

 
Agenda item 6: Provisional agenda for the fifty-fifth session of the Commission

Note by the Secretariat containing the provisional agenda for the fifty-fifth session of the Commission (E/CN.9/2021/L.2)