Policy relevance

In 2014 the World Population Program (POP) significantly contributed to the regional- and global-level policy dialogue on sustainable development and the global processes of assessing progress to Sustainable development. It also shaped new targets within the International Conference for Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014 and MDG post-2015 initiatives.

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POP issued a policy brief “Rethinking Population Policies—Why Education Makes a Decisive Difference” just before the 22 September special session of the United Nations to review the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Program of Action, which will set the agenda on global population policy beyond 2014. The policy brief draws on a broad base of research from scientists at IIASA and the closely affiliated Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (Austrian Academy of Sciences, WU, and IIASA), as well as on independent research from other institutions.

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Wolfgang Lutz

Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar

Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group

Population and Just Societies Program

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Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

European Demographic Data Sheet 2014

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