Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2002
  • E-ISSN: 15644278


The international community has committed itself to an ambitious programme of social development for the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Attacking poverty directly — as a matter of human rights, to accelerate development and to reduce inequality within and among countries — has become an urgent global priority. World leaders have agreed on a variety of new initiatives, including the United Nations millennium development goals (United Nations, 2001).

Related Subject(s): Population and Demography

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