Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.


From Mexico to Cairo and beyond: Twenty years of population challenges and development goals

According to the United Nations, world population numbered 6.5 billion in 2005 and is currently growing at about 1.2 per cent annually (United Nations, 2005). The 7 billion mark is projected to be reached in 2012, just six years from today. Long-range population projections reveal that the world’s population could ultimately stabilize at about 9 billion people.


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