The United Nations Inquiry among Governments on Population and Development

The Inquiry gathers critically important data for monitoring the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and other international agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Inquiry, mandated by the General Assembly in its resolution 1838 (XVII) of 18 December 1962, has been conducted by the Secretary-General at regular intervals since 1963.  

The current Inquiry, “the Thirteenth”, consists mostly of multiple-choice questions, organized in two thematic modules: reproductive health and international migration. The module on reproductive health will provide information for global monitoring of SDG indicator 5.6.2 on guaranteed universal access to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education; and the module on international migration will inform SDG indicator 10.7.2 on policies to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, as well as assess migration policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • About the Thirteenth Inquiry [Ar] [Ch] [En] [Fr] [Ru] [Es]
  • Secretary-General's Note Verbale for the Thirteenth Inquiry: [En] [Fr] [Es


The Inquiry modules can be completed and submitted online in any of the six official languages of the United Nations, here: 

  • Module on Reproductive Health: [Ar] [Ch] [En] [Fr] [Ru] [Es
  • Module on International Migration: [Ar] [Ch] [En] [Fr] [Ru] [Es


The Inquiry modules can also be completed using fillable PDF questionnaires, available here: 

  • Module on Reproductive Health: [Ar] [Ch] [En] [Fr] [Ru] [Es
  • Module on International Migration: [Ar] [Ch] [En] [Fr] [Ru] [Es



Please e-mail the completed Inquiry and any attachments to or mail to:
Population Division
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Two United Nations Plaza, DC2-1950
New York, NY 10017, USA


The information about the previous Inquiry, “the Twelfth” is available here

Questionnaires for older Inquiries:

[Eleventh Inquiry], [Tenth Inquiry], [Ninth Inquiry], [Eighth Inquiry], [Seventh Inquiry], [Sixth Inquiry], [Fifth Inquiry], [Fourth Inquiry], [Third Inquiry], [Second Inquiry], [First Inquiry]