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.


Reproductive health, including adolescent reproductive health: Progress and challenges in Asia and the Pacific

The Plan of Action on Population and Poverty, adopted in Bangkok in December 2002 by the members and associate members of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), recognized that there remained major challenges in the areas of population, sustainable development and poverty; migration; ageing; gender; reproductive health including the need of adolescents; HIV and AIDS; and resource mobilization. They committed themselves to address these issues.


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