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46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

New York
22 - 26 April, 2013

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The 46th session of the Commission on Population and Development will have "Trends in Migration: Demographic Aspects" as its theme.

Originally established in 1946 as the Population Commission, the Commission on Population and Development in its present form results from a revitalization exercise carried out in the aftermath of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994. That revitalization, spelled out in General Assembly resolution 49/128, expanded the membership of the Commission from 27 to 47 Member States, and increased the frequency of its Sessions from biennial to annual. Members are elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), on the basis of equitable regional distribution, for four-year terms. Resolution 49/128 further affirmed that the General Assembly, ECOSOC and the Commission on Population and Development constitute a three-tiered intergovernmental mechanism that plays the primary role in the follow-up to the implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD.

Within that framework, the Commission on Population and Development, as a functional commission of ECOSOC, monitors, reviews and assesses the implementation of the Programme of Action at the national, regional and international levels and advises the Council thereon. The methods of work of the Commission were last reviewed by the Commission itself in 2005 and 2006. In accordance with CPD Decision 2006/1, the Commission adopts a multi-year programme of work limited to a two-year planning horizon, with a special theme for each year based on the Programme of Action of the ICPD. In order to maintain and enhance the quality and impact of the Commission┐s debates, Member States are invited to consider including among their representatives at the sessions of the Commission, those with technical expertise in the particular areas of population and development under consideration.

Kindly note that due to the space constraints of the temporary conference facilities, a maximum of 10 representatives of each organization is permitted.

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Date 22 - 26 April, 2013
Time
Location New York
Organizer Population Division [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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