Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS)

Centre régional des études de population

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1972-02 Accra Ghana


Feb 1972, Accra (Ghana), following agreement, 3 Dec 1971, between the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) and the Government of Ghana, but with a juridical personality independent of the contracting parties. Agreement: extended 14 Jul 1977; superseded by statutes approved by the UN General Assembly, 21 Dec 1982, in Decision 37/444. These statutes recreated the Institute as a sponsored body of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). New agreement regarding the Institute's Accra headquarters signed by UNECA and the Government of Ghana, 21 Sep 1984. Has been referred to as Regional Centre for Demographic Research and Training in Africa -- Centre régional de recherche et de formation démographique en Afrique.


Promote and strengthen research and training in demography and related fields, especially in the English-speaking countries of Africa; provide graduate training in population studies.


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Governing Council, comprising: ECA Executive Secretary (ex-officio Chairman); one representative each of the Government of Ghana, of 9 nominated member countries and of UNFPA; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana or his representative. Advisory Board on Studies and Research (meets every 2 years), consisting of 11 members. Academic Programming Unit; Research Cooperation and Publications Unit; Administration; Computer Unit; Director.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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