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.


Meeting the goals of the ICPD Programme of Action: Key challenges and priorities for Asia and the Pacific, fifteen years on

The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held at Cairo in 1994, adopted a comprehensive, and in many ways path-breaking, Programme of Action that has led to the reorientation of population policies and programmes worldwide. The Programme of Action called for a rights-based approach to the formulation and implementation of population policies and programmes that would be responsive to individual needs and aspirations.


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