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Population Division
[ United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Population Division
2 United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-1950
New York, NY 10017 USA
Telephone: +1 212 963 3209
Fax: + 1 212 963-2147
About this organization
The Population Division is responsible for monitoring and appraisal of the broad range of areas in the field of population. To carry out this responsibility it:- provides support and servicing of such intergovernmental bodies as the Commission on Population and Development, as well as related work of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, through the preparation of high-quality documentation, analytical work and facilitation of consensus-building and policy development. It supports the implementation of the recommendations in the Programme of Action adopted by the International Conference on Population and Development, including monitoring progress towards the achievement of the goals set out in the Programme of Action, as well as identifying, analyzing and investigating policy issues and salient global trends in the field of population and development. - supports the monitoring of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals by producing three indicators under the target of universal access to reproductive health, namely the contraceptive prevalence rate, the adolescent birth rate and the unmet need for family planning (the latter in collaboration with UNFPA).- facilitates access by Governments to information on population trends and their interrelationships with social and economic development as an input to government policy and programme formulation. The official United Nations demographic estimates and projections are prepared for all countries and areas of the world, as well as urban and rural areas and major cities, and serve as the standard and consistent set of population figures for use throughout the United Nations system. International migration, infant, child and maternal mortality and increased adult mortality in some regions, as well as the demographic impact of AIDS, are critical emerging issues that are also addressed. Other priority areas for analysis are fertility levels, trends and their determinants, including contraceptive use as well as national population policies and the relationships among population dynamics and development issues.- contributes to the capacity building of Member States to formulate national population and related policies and programmes for the effective implementation of the recommendations of the Programme of Action and improves the institutional capabilities of Governments for the collection, analysis and distribution of national population information.- enhances coordination and cooperation among the organizations of the United Nations system through its participation in the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities.- distributes electronic population information in response to requests and to support coordination among the United Nations entities in the field of population.

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Conferences Organized by this organization
52nd Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD52) 01 - 05 April, 2019
Commission on Population and Development fifty-second session 01 - 05 April, 2019
Expert Symposium on International Migration and Development 26 February, 2019
Expert Group Meeting on on "Measuring population ageing: Bridging research and policy" 25 - 26 February, 2019
Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration 10 - 11 December, 2018
Expert group meeting on population and sustainable development in the 21st century 01 - 02 November, 2018
51st Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD51) 09 - 13 April, 2018
16th annual Coordination Meeting on International Migration 15 - 16 February, 2018
International Migrants Day 18 December, 2017
Expert group meeting on “Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration” 07 - 08 September, 2017
50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD50) 03 - 07 April, 2017
Fifteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration 16 - 17 February, 2017
International Migrants Day 18 December, 2016
Expert group meeting on “Methodology and lessons learned to evaluate the completeness and quality of vital statistics data from civil registration” 03 - 04 November, 2016
World Population Day 2016 11 July, 2016
49th Session of the Commission on Population and Development 11 - 15 April, 2016
14th annual coordination meeting on international migration 25 - 26 February, 2016
Expert group meeting and a briefing for Member States on “Policy Responses to low fertility” 02 - 03 November, 2015
World Population Day 11 July, 2015
48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development 13 - 17 April, 2015
47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development 07 - 11 April, 2014
47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development for NGOs not in Consultative Status with ECOSOC 07 - 11 April, 2014
International Migration and Development: High-Level Dialogue (3-4 Oct 2013) and Informal Interactive Hearings (15 July 2013) 15 July, 2013
46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development 22 - 26 April, 2013
Eleventh Annual Coordination Meeting on International Migration 21 - 22 February, 2013
United Nations Commission on Population and Development - 45th Session 23 - 27 April, 2012
Expert Group Meeting on the National Transfer Account Manual: Strengthening Capacity in the Production and Use of NTAs 06 - 07 December, 2011
Expert Group Meeting on Mortality Crises: Conflicts, Violence, Famine, Natural Disasters and the Growing Burden of Non-communicable Diseases 14 - 15 November, 2011
United Nations Commission on Population and Development - 44th Session 11 - 15 April, 2011
9th Coordination Meeting on International Migration 17 - 18 February, 2011
43rd Session of the Commission on Population and Development 12 - 16 April, 2010
42nd Session of the Commission on Population and Development 30 March - 03 April, 2009

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