Population

Population

17 July 2019
GA/12165

Delegates called for finishing “the unfinished business” of promoting and protecting women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, as the General Assembly today concluded its high-level meeting commemorating the twenty‑fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.

16 July 2019
SG/SM/19666-GA/12164-POP/1089

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly meeting marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, in New York today:

16 July 2019
GA/12163

Achieving continuous progress on women’s empowerment hinges on keeping the “promise of Cairo” alive, speakers stressed, as the General Assembly convened a high-level plenary meeting to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark International Conference on Population and Development.

10 July 2019
SG/SM/19659-OBV/1897-POP/1088

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Population Day, observed on 11 July:

20 June 2019
SG/SM/19635-POP/1087

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, as prepared for delivery by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, to the United Nations Population Award ceremony, in New York today:

30 April 2019
SG/SM/19560-OBV/1878-POP/1085

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA):

30 April 2019
DSG/SM/1277-POP/1086

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at a reception marking the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in New York today:

5 April 2019
POP/1084

The Commission on Population and Development concluded its fifty‑second session at Headquarters today with speakers calling for hard work and urgent action to fulfil the promises of the Programme of Action that emerged from the landmark 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo.

4 April 2019
POP/1083

Representatives from civil society today advocated for a rights-based approach to demographic issues, urging Governments to scale up their support for education and health, as the Commission on Population and Development concluded its general debate.

3 April 2019
POP/1082

Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the role of the family in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, came under the spotlight today as delegates to the Commission on Population and Development continued to reflect on the progress the world has made in the 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and the adoption of its Programme of Action.

2 April 2019
POP/1081

Sexual and reproductive health policies are vital to empowering women and the youth, thus constituting a cornerstone of sustainable development, speakers said today as the Commission on Population and Development continued its general debate.

1 April 2019
POP/1079

The Commission on Population and Development opened its fifty-second session at Headquarters today with the adoption by consensus of a political declaration underscoring the critical role of population-related measures and policies in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

1 April 2019
DSG/SM/1265-DEV/3393-POP/1080

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Commission on Population and Development, in New York today:

26 June 2018
DSG/SM/1187-POP/1078

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the United Nations Population Award Ceremony, in New York today:

13 April 2018
POP/1077

Failing to adopt a final outcome document at the end of its fifty‑first session, participants of the Commission on Population and Development expressed regret that consensus had eluded them for a second consecutive year.

12 April 2018
POP/1076

Accurate, disaggregated and updated data on population was essential for policymaking and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Commission on Population and Development heard today as it concluded its general debate.

11 April 2018
POP/1075

International migration was a global and multidimensional phenomenon of economic and social importance, the Commission on Population and Development heard today, as delegates shared ways to improve the management of flows, address key drivers and channel the potential of young people.

10 April 2018
POP/1074

Gateway cities were critical entry points for immigrants from a wide range of countries, serving as hubs for the collection, circulation and dispersion of goods, capital and people, the Commission on Population and Development heard today as it continued its annual session.

9 April 2018
DSG/SM/1155-POP/1073

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the opening of the fifty-first session on the Commission on Population and Development in New York today:

9 April 2018
POP/1072

Rapid urbanization presented some of today’s greatest modern development challenges, yet if effectively harnessed — especially by the world’s 1 billion migrants — it could unleash tremendous growth opportunities, speakers said today as the Commission on Population and Development opened its fifty‑first session.