Commission on population and development

The United Nations Commission on Population and Development was established in 1946 as a permanent subsidiary organ to the ECOSOC. The Commission assists the Council by arranging for studies and advising the ECOSOC and other UN organs on population matters.

The United Nations has always addressed the relationship between population and development in many ways. There are, in fact, a number of organs within the UN organization working with these issues. The financial support to the programmes, funds and agencies is channelled through the UN secretariat.

The Commission follows population issues and trends as well as the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International UN Conferences on Population and Development.

More on the Commission on population and development

The individual documents from the Commission on Population and Development carry the following symbols:

E/ Economic and Social Council

-/CN.9 Commission no. 9 = Commission on Population and Development


-/sequential number

Ex. E/CN.9/2003/8 Economic and Social Council, Commission on Population and Developmen, år 2003, document no. 8

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