Population Dynamics

ESCAP’s focus on population dynamics reflects the changing landscape of the region. Asia-Pacific, with over 4.2 billion people, is home to nearly 60 per cent of the world’s population. It is a diverse region, with seven of the world’s ten most populous countries, and also some of the world’s smallest island nations in the Pacific.


ICPD Report in Asia and the Pacific

The publication Sustaining Progress on Population and Development in Asia and the Pacific: 20 years after ICPD  contains an analysis of the ICPD beyond 2014 Global Survey in Asia and the Pacific and the results of additional research on the status of implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in the region.


Sixth APPC Report

This report contains the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development  as well as the proceedings and organization of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference, held in Bangkok in September 2014.


Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 28 is released

Vol. 28, No. 1

The present issue of the Asia-Pacific Population Journal contains three conference room papers which were prepared to inform delegates and participants of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC), which was organized by ESCAP, in partnership with UNFPA, from 16 to 20 September 2013.

Vol. 28, No. 2

This journal contains the following articles:

Proximate Determinants and their Influence on Fertility Reduction in Viet Nam
By K.C. Das, Chander Shekhar, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan and Kumudini Das

Gender Accounting of Consumption and Life-cycle Deficit for India
By Laishram Ladusingh

Role of Labour Broker Networks in Establishing the Cost of Working Abroad for Thai Migrant Workers
By Dusadee Ayuwat and Thanapauge Chamaratana



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.