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.
The Population Data Sheet, published annually by ESCAP, features key indicators on population and development displayed at country, subregional and regional levels. It is a useful tool for reference by researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders interested in the field of population and development.
This issue of the Asia-Pacific Population Journal contains the following articles:
A development imperative: civil registration and vital statistics
systems in the Asia-Pacific region by Carla Abouzahr, Claudia Stein, Nigel Chapman, Daniel Toole,
Christophe LeFranc, Kaushal Joshi and Rikke Munk Hansen
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.
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.
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