Expert Group Meeting

Expert group meeting on strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda

Overview

The 49th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) will be devoted to the theme "Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda". The United Nations Population Division has convened an expert group meeting in October 2015 to inform the UN Secretary-General report to be presented at this CPD session in April 2016.

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Expert group meeting on population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development

Overview

The question of how to feed a growing global population has been central to discussions around population and development for decades. While the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development highlighted the problem of undernutrition, today's discussion of malnutrition is broader and includes stunting, wasting, overweight and obesity, as well as micronutrient deficiencies. Moreover, there is an increasing recognition of the challenges to food security posed by factors such as climate change, conflict and economic downturns.

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Expert group meeting on population ageing and living arrangements of older persons: critical issues and policy responses

United Nations Population Bulletin, Special Issue Nos. 42/43, 2001

Overview

Population ageing is expected to have a major impact on life in the twenty-first century. Concerned by the looming pension crisis, many Governments are promoting more self-reliance in income security for older persons and greater family responsibility for providing care. Consequently, patterns of care-giving and co-residence are emerging as pre-eminent issues related to the well-being of older persons.

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

Overview

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.

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