Sustainable Development Goals
Awareness and understanding of population dynamics are crucial for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, population data are crucial for measuring progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Data from the Population Division underpin the calculation of roughly a third of the indicators used currently for the global monitoring of the SDGs. The Division participates directly in measuring SDG indicators on disaster-related deaths (1.5.1), maternal mortality (3.1.1), under-five mortality (3.2.1), neonatal mortality (3.2.2), demand for family planning satisfied with modern contraceptive methods (3.7.1), adolescent birth rate (3.7.2), coverage of essential health services (3.8.1), child marriage (5.3.1), access to sexual and reproductive health care (5.6.2), migration policies that facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people (10.7.2), victims of intentional homicide (16.1.1), conflict-related deaths (16.1.2), legal identity through registration of births (16.9.1), and population censuses and registration of births and deaths (17.19.2).
1. No Poverty
- United Nations Expert Group Meeting on “Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda” New York, 5/6 October 2015
- United Nations Expert Group Meeting on “The post-2015 era: Implications for the global research agenda on population and development" New York, 10 April 2015
- United Nations Expert Panel on “Integrating population issues into sustainable development, including in the post-2015 development agenda” New York, 22 January 2015