General Assembly


Since the United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, three world conferences on population have been held. 


Two other conferences on population have been convened: the first one in Rome in 1954, the second one in Belgrade in 1965. 

In 1999, the General Assembly adopted the key actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action.


International migration

Successive world population conferences have examined various aspects of international migration. 

Between 2006 and 2018, the General Assembly devoted four high-level meetings to international migration:


Since the Cairo Conference, the General Assembly’s Second Committee has considered the issue of international migration and development on a biennial basis.