01 October 2018 - 02 October 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

Enabling choices: Population dynamics and sustainable development

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz is invited speaker at a Regional Conference that will assess progress and identify gaps in the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in the UNECE region.

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Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its Programme of Action in 2019, the Regional Conference will assess progress and identify gaps in the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in the UNECE region. It will focus on key actions for implementation and address the wider policy concerns related to: (i) population dynamics and sustainable development; (ii) families, sexual and reproductive health over the life course; and (iii) inequalities, locial inclusion and rights.

Organized jointly by UNECE and UNFPA, the Conference further aims to strengthen the linkages between ICPD and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and reaffirm commitment to implementing the ICPD Programme of Action in the region.

A report covering trends and developments since the last review in 2014 will inform discussions at the Conference. The report and the Conference outcome, in the form of a Rapporteurs’ summary, will feed into the global review to take place at the 52nd Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2019.

The Conference will bring together about 200-250 representatives of governmental authorities, including high-level officials, academia and civil society organizations, national   coordinating bodies on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as well as members of national parliaments and other stakeholders.

As one of the world's leading population experts, Wolfgang Lutz is invited keynote speaker at this conference. The title of his presentation is "Population and Sustainable Development: Synergies between ICPD and Agenda 2013". Since 1984 at IIASA, Lutz has worked on family demography, fertility analysis, population projection, and the interaction between population and environment. Together with his colleagues at POP, he has been expanding demographic methods to make them more relevant for the analysis of contemporary global policy challenges. He is an advocate in promoting the crucial role of education for dealing with future challenges.

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Wolfgang Lutz

Program Director

World Population

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Research at POP


Reiter C, Özdemir C, Yildiz D, Goujon A , Guimaraes R , & Lutz W (2020). The Demography of Skills-Adjusted Human Capital. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-20-006

Reiter C & Lutz W (2020). Survival and Years of Good Life in Finland in the very long run. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research 54: 1-27. DOI:10.23979/fypr.87148.

Austrian Academy of Sciences (2020). Global Sustainable Development Goals in a Mediatized World. Vienna, Austria: Austrian Academy of Sciences. ISBN 978-3-7001-8653-3

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