Population and Development in Asia and the Pacific: Lessons learned from the Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development

Population and Development in Asia and the Pacific: Lessons learned from the Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development

Date: 
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

The world is experiencing diverse demographic and socioeconomic transitions, while facing challenges to keep development sustainable. In this context, it is important that balance and harmony between resources, the environment and social and economic development are ensured. Population dynamics are both critical drivers and outcomes of sustainable development; looking ahead, it is vital that policies being put in place meet the needs of current populations, but by no means compromise those of future ones.
The landmark Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) provides an invaluable framework to serve the aforementioned purpose. In the regional 20-year review, in 2013, ESCAP member States adopted the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development at the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference.

The publication provides an assessment of progress made in implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development and identifies gaps. It provides insights based on national reports from member States.

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