United Nations Population Information Network
A guide to population information on UN system web sites

Major Recurring Population Publications
Major Recurring Population-Related Publications
World Population Prospects (Population Division)
   Official UN estimates (1950-2004) and projections (2004-2050) for every country in the world, including estimates and projections of 28 demographic indicators, including birth rates, deaths rates, infant mortality rates and life expectancy. Published by the UN Population Division.
The State of World Population (UNFPA)
   Report on population and development issues published annually by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Full or partial text available online in English, French and Spanish.
World Urbanization Prospects (Population Division)
   World Urbanization Prospects: the 2007 Revision, prepared by the United Nations Population Division, presents estimates and projections of the number of people living in the urban and rural areas of the countries of the world for the period 1950-2030.
Demographic Yearbook (Statistics Division)
   The latest, fifty-third edition of this publication (2001) is a unique international sources of population information for over 230 countries or area of the world. It provides population information for the year 2001, reported by national statistical offices and covering such areas as population size, composition, fertility, mortality, nuptiality and divorce. (Home)
World Contraceptive Use (Population Division)

World Contraceptive Use 2009 provides the latest information available about contraceptive prevalence, by method, recent trends in contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning for countries and regions of the world.

World Population Policies (Population Division)
   World Population Policies 2009, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York, 2010.
he publication provides a summary overview of population policies and dynamics for each of the United Nations Member and non-member States for which data are available at mid-decade for the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and for 2009.
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ICPD Review and Appraisal (Population Division)

Review and Appraisal of the Progress Made in Achieving the Goals and Objectives of the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, ST/ESA/SER. A/235, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York, 2004.

The World's Women Reports
(Statistics Division)
   Looks at the status of women through the lens of statistical data and analysis. A statistical source-book showing how women fare in different parts of the world.
HIV/AIDS Epidemic Update (UNAIDS)
   The 2007 AIDS epidemic update reports on the latest developments in the global AIDS epidemic. The 2007 edition provides the most recent estimates of the AIDS epidemic and explores new findings and trends in the epidemic’s evolution.
Global Environment Outlook (UNEP)
   "A comprehensive integrated assessment of the global environment at the turn of the millennium." (Foreword)
State of the World's Children (UNICEF)
   "Reports on the progress that has been made in improving the lives of children and families since the 1990 World Summit for Children."
The State of Food and Agriculture (FAO)
   Annual report on current developments and issues in world agriculture. Monitors the global agricultural situation as well as the overall economic environment surrounding world agriculture.
Yearbook of Labour Statistics (ILO)
   Trilingual English, French and Spanish.
World Development Reports (World Bank)
   "The World Bank's annual World Development Report (WDR) is an invaluable guide to the economic, social and environmental state of the world today. Each year the WDR provides in depth analysis of a specific aspect of development."
The State of The World's Refugees (UNHCR)
   Provides a detailed history of half a century of international humanitarian action on behalf of refugees and other displaced people. Analyses the international community's changing response to the problem of forced migration.