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Population Division

I. Core Areas

The Population Division acts as the Secretariat of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD). Among its chief tasks, the Division prepares the official demographic estimates and projections for all countries; provides analysis of population trends and their interrelationships with social and economic development as an input to government policy; and contributes to the capacity building of Member States to formulate national population and related policies and programmes. It also monitors progress in the implementation of the recommendations set out in the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (CPD) (Cairo, 1994). The Director of the Division is Ms. Hania Zlotnik.

II. Engagement with External Actors

Formal relationships with civil society, including the participation of accredited NGOs at meetings of the CPD, are handled in collaboration with DESA’s NGO Section. The Population Division also invites contributions from civil society organizations and academia to its ad hoc expert meetings.

III. Organizational Resources

The Director of the Division, in collaboration with DESA’s NGO section, facilitates civil society participation at the CPD and other meetings.

Contact Info

Name: Mr. Bela Hovy
Title: Chief, Migration Section
Address: Two UN Plaza, Room DC2-1976, New York, NY 10017, United States
Telephone: +1-917-367-9887 
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IV. Information Resources

* Population Division website

* World Population Prospects

* Population Newsletter

* United Nations Population Information Network


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