Commission on Population and Development

Commission on Population and Development

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.

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
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.

7 April 2017
POP/1060

Concluding its fiftieth session today, the Commission on Population and Development failed to reach consensus on its outcome document, while approving three draft decisions, including one determining the themes for upcoming sessions.

6 April 2017
POP/1059

Countries must understand and sufficiently address the inextricable link between sexual and reproductive health and socioeconomic advancement, speakers said today, as the Commission on Population and Development concluded its general debate.

5 April 2017
POP/1058

Speakers addressed the challenges of coping with refugee and migration flows and their impact on a country’s demographic makeup, as the Commission on Population and Development continued its annual session today.

4 April 2017
POP/1056

Timely investment could turn the challenge of dealing with an ageing population in developed countries and a youth surge in Africa into unprecedented opportunity for growth, the Commission on Population and Development heard today as it continued its annual session.

3 April 2017
POP/1054

The world had witnessed nothing short of a demographic revolution since 1947, bringing with it both challenges and opportunities for sustainable development, speakers said today, as the Commission on Population and Development opened its fiftieth session.

15 April 2016
POP/1051

After several days of intense negotiations, the Commission on Population and Development adopted two draft resolutions on strengthening the demographic evidence base and on the proposed theme for 2017, closing its forty-ninth session today.

14 April 2016
POP/1050

The Commission on Population and Development adopted today a draft decision that would guide its future efforts through the post-2015 era, as the body continued a general debate on agenda items that included strengthening the demographic evidence base for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and streamlining its working methods.

13 April 2016
POP/1049

Bold steps were needed to build capacities, introduce innovative technologies and reconfigure national statistics systems so developing countries could shape the policies required to trigger sustainable development gains, stressed speakers as the Commission on Population and Development continued its forty-ninth session today.

12 April 2016
POP/1048

Closing data gaps and using new technologies were among the necessary steps to ensuring the successful achievement of all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers said today as the Commission on Population and Development continued its general debate and held an interactive discussion with statistics experts.

11 April 2016
POP/1046

A strong demographic evidence base was critical to leaving no one behind in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today, opening the forty-ninth session of the Commission on Population and Development.