High-level Panel on Key Findings and Recommendations of the Regional Conferences on Population and Development

2 Apr 2019
10.00 – 12.00, United Nations, New York, United States of America
By invitation only

High-level Panel on Key Findings and Recommendations of the Regional Conferences on Population and Development
Commission on Population and Development, 52nd session

The Asia-Pacific region is home to more than 60 per cent of the world’s population and is undergoing profound demographic shifts with important implications for sustainable development in the region. In 2018, ESCAP, along with other regional commissions of the United Nations, undertook regional reviews of progress towards the policies and actions laid out in the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. This session enabled the Chairs of these regional reviews to present the main findings to the 52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations in New York, and to explore the links between these processes and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The interactive Panel included participation by Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA; Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III, Executive Director of the Population Commission of the Philippines and chair of the Asia-Pacific regional review.

Further information, please visit: Commission on Population and Development 52nd session.

The session can be watched here.