Expert Group Meeting

Expert group meeting on fertility, changing population trends and development: Challenges and opportunities for the future

Overview

This expert group meeting addresses key questions about fertility patterns and trends, implications for age structure changes and other population trends and effective policy responses. The meeting results will inform preparations for the forty-seventh session of the Commission on Population and Development in 2014, the theme of which is the assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.

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Expert group meeting on the post-2015 era: Implications for the global research agenda on population and development

Overview

“The post-2015 era: Implications for the global research agenda on population and development” expert group meeting will identify and discuss research priorities on population and development that merit global attention in the next 15 years. The meeting will bring together researchers and academics, experts from Governments and international organizations, as well as representatives from donors and civil society.

There will be six substantive panel discussions and common questions to be addressed in each panel are:

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Expert group meeting on changing population age structures and sustainable development

Overview

The world population is experiencing a historical shift in its age distribution, from the mostly young age structures of the past, towards larger proportions of middle-aged and older persons in the present and future decades. This shift is driven by the demographic transition from high to lower levels of both fertility and mortality. The social and economic consequences of these changes vary greatly across regions and countries.

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Expert group meeting on the methodology and lessons learned to evaluate the completeness and quality of vital statistics data from civil registration

Overview

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, together with Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), Government of the Republic of Korea, as part of a joint technical cooperation agreement, are organizing an expert group meeting on “Methodology and lessons learned to evaluate the completeness and quality of vital statistics data from civil registration” that will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 3 to 4 November 2016.

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Expert group meeting on sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration

Overview

Urbanization and migration are profoundly important demographic phenomena affecting population growth and decline, and the spatial distribution of populations both between and within countries. The two processes have significant development impacts at the global, regional, national and subnational levels, and they are closely interconnected. Cities are centres of demographic, social, economic and political change, attracting migrants from near and far.

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