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Integrating population issues into sustainable development, including in the post-2015 development agenda [electronic resource] / UN

Author/Creator:
UN.
Publication:
[Place of publication not identified] : United Nations, 2015.
Series:
Statistical Papers - United Nations (Ser. A), Population and Vital Statistics Report, 2412-138X.
Statistical Papers - United Nations (Ser. A), Population and Vital Statistics Report, 2412-138X.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (48 pages)
Local subjects:
Economic and Social Development. (search)
Population and Demography. (search)
Summary:
In its decision 2013/101, the Commission on Population and Development decided that the special theme for its forty-eighth session would be "Realizing the future we want: integrating population issues into sustainable development, including in the post-2015 development agenda". The present report is one of three reports that have been produced to guide the Commission's deliberations. The central challenge in designing the post-2015 development agenda is to ensure that efforts to improve the quality of life of the present generation are far-reaching, broad and inclusive but do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Accomplishing this goal hinges on the ability of the international community to ensure access to resources for growing numbers of people, eradicate poverty, move away from unsustainable patterns of consumption and production and safeguard the environment. In designing and implementing the new development agenda it is important to understand and account for the demographic changes that are likely to unfold over the next 15 years. While much remains unknown about the rate of transformation of the global economy or the speed at which technological advancements will be needed to improve efficiency and reduce humanity's environmental footprint, the speed and direction of population change, at least in the near future, is far more predictable. The report focuses on the demographic changes that are projected to occur over the next 15 years and discusses what they imply for efforts to achieve sustainable development.
Contents:
Preface
Introduction
Preparing for a larger global population
Preparing for the next 2 billion newborns
Preparing for the next 2 billion children to reach school age
Preparing for the next 1.9 billion young people
Preparing for the next cohorts of reproductive age while promoting gender equity and empowering women
Preparing for larger numbers of older persons
Preparing for growing numbers of urban residents
Preparing for future migration
Ensuring environmental sustainability
Global partnerships for sustainable development
Discussion and recommendations.
ISBN:
9789210574266
Publisher Number:
10.18356/8850f58b-en doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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