Population Division of The UN

What’s new

50th Session Commission on Population and Development

New York, 3-7 April 2017

Policies on Spatial Distribution and Urbanization

A new data booklet presenting selected government policies, strategies and measures to influence the spatial distribution of the population and urbanization

World Contraceptive Use 2016

Country-specific estimates of contraceptive prevalence and the unmet need for family planning based on survey data available as of April 2016.

The World’s Cities in 2016

New databooklet highlighting the current and future population growth in cities around the globe.

World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision

The twenty-fourth round of official United Nations population estimates and projections that have been prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat [read more]

Making Family Planning Count

An initiative to improve the global communities ability to track progress and improve accessibility of the demographic data required for estimating family planning. [read more]


Inside Population