Global Population Information Network (POPIN)

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9 May 1979, by resolution 1979/33 of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Commenced operations Jan 1981. Also referred to as International Population Information Network -- Réseau international d'information en matière de population -- Red Internacional Informativa sobre Población. As of 2007 ceased to exist.


Identify, establish, strengthen and coordinate population information activities at international, regional and national levels.

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Global POPIN Coordinating Unit, set up Jan 1981: organizes working groups and assists in establishment of regional components of the Network; provides technical backup on request, particularly on formulation and review of projects in population information and on sources of expertise; facilitates exchange of members' data bases and distribution of duplicate materials to newly established population information centres. Regional Networks: Asia-Pacific Population Information Network (Asia-Pacific POPIN), with 3 sub-regional networks - East and South East-Asia Population Information Network (East and South East-Asia POPIN), Pacific Population Information Network (POPIN-Pacific) and South Asia Population Information Network (South Asia POPIN); Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International (APLIC International); Population Information Network for Africa (POPIN-Africa); Population Information Network for Europe (POPIN-Europe); Population Information Network for Western Asia (POPIN Western Asia).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Information Services

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Members in 51 countries
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Type I Classification

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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Information
  • Sociology
    • Population

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



Last News Received

21. Feb 2007
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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