Latin American Programme of Population Activities

Programme latinoaméricain d'activités en matière de population
Programa Latinoamericano de Actividades en Población (PROLAP)

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1986, as a commission within the framework of Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO), following meeting of centres, 16-25 Sep 1985, Sao Paulo (Brazil). Took over the activities previously carried out by Programme of Social Research into Problems relevant to Population Policies in Latin America (PISPAL), which had been formed in 1973 and ceased to exist, 1985. Statutes to be drawn up.


Strengthen the institutional network of population research and teaching centres whose activities contribute to increasing capacity of developing human resources, conducting research to further knowledge of demographic phenomena, promoting greater exchange of findings and better diffusion and communication of research results in the region and strengthening ties with the international community; act as spokesman and point of reference for the Latin American scientific community in the population area; specifically, incorporate and link relevant institutions so that an autonomous capacity for study and reflection on population issues may exist in each country.

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Nationally: Encourages creation of national research groups where these do not exist; supports programmes to train high level researchers and development of institutions through collaboration of researchers and professors; promotes creation and development of specialized libraries and computer facilities, exchange of archives and sharing of data banks; cooperates in design and processing of socio-demographic statistics; assists in obtaining funds and encourages governments to give priority to basic socio-demographic information. On regional and sub-regional level: Promotes interchange, cooperation and coordination of centres' activity at regional and sub-regional levels; encourages institutional growth; seeks means of contributing to the advance of knowledge in the field in Latin America.


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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Human Resources
  • Sociology
    • Demography
    • Population

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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28. Sep 1999
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