Seminar on Population aspects for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals

New York

17 November 2004 to 19 November 2004


To provide input for a report to the Commission on Population and Development on the contribution of the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), in all its aspects, to the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration.


Organization of work

Wednesday, 17 November 2004

10:00 — 13:00

I. Opening of the Seminar

Mr. Joseph Chamie, United Nations Population Division

II. Poverty

Discussion leaders: Mr. David Canning, Harvard University


15:00 — 18:00



III. Hunger

Discussion leader: Mr. Ben Senauer, University of Minnesota

IV. Slums

Discussion leader: Mr. Mark Montgomery, Population Council

Thursday, 18 November 2004

10:00 — 13:00

V. Universal Primary Education

Discussion leaders: Ms. Nicole Bella, UNESCO

Mr. Said Belkachla, UNESCO Institute for Statistics

VI. Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Discussion leader: Ms. Karen Mason, World Bank


15:00 — 18:00


VII. Child Mortality

Discussion leaders: Mr. Kopano Mukelabai, UNICEF

Mr. Kenneth Hill, The Johns Hopkins University

VIII. Maternal Health

Discussion leaders: Ms. Lale Say, WHO

Ms. Therese McGinn, Columbia University

Friday, 19 November 2004

10:00 — 13:00


Discussion leader: Ms. Aurorita Mendoza, UNAIDS

X. Global Partnership for Development

Discussion leader: Ms. Marquise David, UNCTAD


15:00 — 18:00


XI. Summary and conclusions

Chair: Mr. Joseph Chamie

Rapporteur: Mr. Richard Bilsborrow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

XII. Closing