Experts in Population and Development Commission Discuss Ageing Global Populace, New Ways to Collect, Use Data on International Migration, Impact of COVID-19

22 Apr

Population experts from the United Nations and Governments around the globe explored populating ageing and other emerging demographic trends, and weighed innovative ways to collect and use data, as the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development continued its annual session today.

Public Health Researchers Examine Impact of Evolving Food Systems, Access to Nutritious Diets on Human Well‑Being, as Population and Development Commission Continues Session

21 Apr

Public health researchers examined links between the planet’s rapidly evolving food systems, emerging social trends and access to healthy, nutritious human diets, as the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development continued into the third day of its annual session.

Ending Global Hunger Is Feasible, Panellists Stress as They Present Novel Approaches for Transforming Global Food Systems to Population and Development Commission

20 Apr

Experts today outlined innovative approaches to transform global food systems — assuring that an end to hunger can be within reach — as the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development opened the second day of its annual session.

Amid Rising Poverty, Food Insecurity Wrought by COVID-19, Speakers Urge Action to Build Fairer, More Durable World, as Population and Development Commission Begins Session

19 Apr

As COVID-19 continues to expose links between gender inequality, food insecurity and poor access to health care and reproductive rights, the global community has an obligation to build back better, fairer and more sustainably for the estimated 10 billion people who will inhabit the planet by 2050, the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development heard today, as members opened their fifty-fourth session.