Population Documentation Centre (PDC)

Centre de documentation sur la population (CDP)
Centro de Documentación sobre Población (CDP)

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1974, Rome (Italy), with the financial support of UNFPA. PDC was a joint project of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Ceased to exist as an autonomous operation at the end of Dec 1987. Its activities have been taken over by FAO main Library.


Reinforce FAO's population programme both at headquarters and in the field with relevant information and documentation; distribute FAO/UNFPA publications; provide assistance in strengthening national capabilities in the collection, processing and dissemination of population documentation related to rural development.

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Identification, acquisition and inclusion in PDC data base of non-FAO documents related to population and rural development. Maintenance of a mailing list of institutions involved in population and rural development activities in or for developing countries. Current awareness service. Preparation of bibliographies. Document delivery service. Selective distribution of new publications produced under FAO/UNPFA projects and FAO's Women in Agricultural Production and Rural Development Service. Training of nationals from developing countries in PDC activities. Supporting the Global Population Information Network (POPIN) which is coordinated by the United Nations. PDC utilises existing and methodologies available at FAO. It complements FAO's Regular Programme activities.


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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Documentation
    • Information
  • Amenities
    • Rural
  • Sociology
    • Population
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



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