Commission on Population and Development Concludes with Approval of Resolution Urging Support for Women, Young People, Marginalized Groups

29 Apr

The Commission on Population and Development ended its fifty-fifth session today, approving by consensus a draft resolution urging support for women, young people and other marginalized groups in efforts to achieve sustained and inclusive economic growth.

Experts Discuss World Demographic Trends, as Commission on Population and Development Continues Fifty-fifth Session

28 Apr

The Commission on Population and Development zeroed in today on the crucial work that the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs delivers to countries around the world as they cope with a range of demographic challenges that could impact realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Experts Warn of ‘Perfect Storm’, amid Debt, Food, Energy Crises, as Commission on Population and Development Opens Fifty-Fifth Session

25 Apr

Against the backdrop of shifting population demographics, conflicts, post-pandemic economic shocks and climate change, the developing world is on the brink of a “perfect storm” of debt, food and energy crises, experts warned today, as the Commission on Population and Development opened its fifty-fifth session.

With COVID-19 Casting Shadow over 2030 Agenda, Delegates in Social Development Commission Spotlight Efforts to Improve Health, Labour, Food Security

14 Feb

With the COVID-19 pandemic casting a pall over the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, delegates in the Commission for Social Development called for greater international cooperation today, highlighting national efforts towards resilient inclusive recovery and growth.

Surmounting History of Gridlock, Population and Development Commission Adopts First Consensus Outcome Document in Five Years, Concluding Annual Session

23 Apr

Facing challenging virtual negotiations and a history of gridlock, the Economic and Social Council’s Commission on Population and Development marked a major achievement today as it adopted its first consensus outcome document in five years, at the conclusion of its fifty-fourth session, with delegates praising the timely focus on links between food security, nutrition, sustainable development and the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

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.