United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

Commission des Nations Unies de la population et du développement

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Established by resolution 150 (VII) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC. Present title adopted 1995 by General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), resolution 49/128 and ECOSOC resolution 1995/209.


Study and advise ECOSOC on population trends, consequences, integrating population and development strategies, population and related development policies and programmes and provision of population assistance; monitor, review and assess the implementation of the Programme of Action of the Conference; adopt a topic-oriented and prioritized multi-year work programme, undertaking a quinquennial review and appraisal of the progress made; review on a regular basis the flow of financial resources and the funding mechanism to achieve the goals of the Conference's Plan of Action; maintain and enhance public attention and support; consider the reports of the meetings of inter-agency mechanisms as well as of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations for the implementation of the Programme of Action; provide recommendations to the Council on the integrated consideration of the reports and issues and review the findings of research and analysis pertaining to the interrelationship between population and development at the national, regional and global levels.


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Annual Session. Members (47) are elected by ECOSOC for 4-year terms on the basis of: 12 from African States; 11 from Asia-Pacific States; 9 from Latin American and Caribbean States; 10 from Western European and other States; 5 from Eastern European States. Representatives from E-XE1124 - United Nations Statistical Commission and E-XE1126 - United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD) take part without the right to vote.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



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