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State of World Population

The State of World Population is an annual report published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Each edition covers and analyses developments and trends in world population and demographics, as well as shedding a light on specific regions, countries and population groups and the unique challenges they face. 

STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2019

State of World Population 2019

Unfinished Business - The Pursuit of Rights and Choices for All

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State of World Population
12 Apr 2019
The report describes the struggle for rights and choices over the past 50 years and shows how UNFPA played a critical role in helping women and adolescents overcome the diverse and evolving obstacles to their accessing information and services, having the same rights and opportunities as men and ...
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State of World Population 2018

The Power of Choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

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State of World Population
17 Oct 2018
Human rights are universal, interrelated and interconnected. This publication highlights the fact that reproductive rights, one of the most fundamental rights inherent to all persons and one of the most intimate choices a person can make, are still not available to all. Evidence remains that the ...
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State of World Population 2017

Worlds Apart - Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality

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State of World Population
30 Nov 2017
No country today—even those considered the wealthiest and most developed—can claim to be fully inclusive, where all people have equal opportunities and protections, and fully enjoy their human rights. In many developing countries, women who are poor, in the bottom 20 per cent of the income scale,...
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State of World Population 2016

How Our Future Depends on a Girl at this Decisive Age

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State of World Population
2 Nov 2016
In 15 years, the lifespan of the 2030 Agenda, the 10-year-old girl will be 25. Will she still be left behind? Or will she be enjoying her human rights and well-being, and exploring the many avenues open to her, knowing that, when her own daughter turns 10, she will experience more of the same? On...
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State of World Population 2015

Shelter from the Storm - A transformative Agenda for Women and Girls in a Crisis-prone World

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State of World Population
18 Dec 2015
Natural disasters and conflicts jeopardize the health of millions of women and adolescent girls every year. While remarkable progress has been achieved during the past decade protecting the health and rights of women and adolescent girls in humanitarian settings, the growth in need has outstrippe...
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The State of World Population 2014

The Power of 1.8 Billion - Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future

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State of World Population
19 Nov 2014
Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24, and the youth population is growing fastest in the poorest nations. Within this generation are 600 million adolescent girls with specific needs, challenges and aspirations for the future. Never before have there been so ...
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State of World Population 2013

Motherhood in Childhood - Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

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State of World Population
15 Dec 2013
The newest edition of the UNFP flagship report offers a wide range of insights on the impact that teenage pregnancies can have on the health of young girls, their education and their lives. In this publication, a certain number of necessary recommendations are made, more precisely actions that go...
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State of World Population 2012

By Choice, Not by Chance - Family Planning, Human Rights and Development

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State of World Population
10 Dec 2012
Family planning is a human right. Still, 222 million women in developing countries do not have access to contraception and are at risk of unplanned pregnancy that can cause health complications and financial hardship. The State of the World Population 2012 explains why family planning is a right ...
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The State of World Population 2011

People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion

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State of World Population
26 Oct 2011
In late 2011, the global population will reach 7 billion, up from 6 billion in barely 12 years. This Report examines how the world got to this milestone, mentioning factors such as the big strides in health care that allow older people to live longer, more children to survive to adulthood and bey...
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State of World Population 2010

From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal - Generations of Change

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State of World Population
2 Jun 2011
In 2000, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325, recognizing the vulnerability of women and girls to violence during and after armed conflict, and the absence (or low level) of women’s representation in efforts to prevent war, build peace and restore devastated societies. This...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2009 YOU

State of World Population Report 2009 - Youth Supplement

At the Frontier: Young People and Climate Change

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State of World Population
10 Jan 2011
Through the voices of seven young people around the world, the Youth Supplement illustrates how issues in the main report are related to youth. Rather than presenting a lot of data and analysis, the Youth Supplement tells real-life stories of individuals. As climate change’s impacts intensify, y...
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State of World Population 2009 - Youth Supplement (Arabic language)

At the Frontier - Young People and Climate Change

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State of World Population
13 Jan 2011
Through the voices of seven young people around the world, the Youth Supplement illustrates how issues in the main report are related to youth. Rather than presenting a lot of data and analysis, the Youth Supplement tells real-life stories of individuals. As climate change’s impacts intensify, y...
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State of World Population 2009

Facing a Changing World - Women, Population and Climate

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State of World Population
30 Jul 2010
The whole world has been talking about carbon credits, carbon trading and emissions targets. But not enough has been said about the people whose activities contribute to those emissions or about those who will be most affected by climate change, especially women. How do population dynamics affect...
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State of World Population 2008 - Youth Supplement (Russian language)

Generation of Change, Young People and Culture

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State of World Population
This third edition of the Youth Supplement to the State of the World Population Report 2008 addresses culture as it shapes and nurtures the lives of young people and shows how young people develop their own subcultures, which are often different from and may conflict with the dominant culture. It...
YOUTH STATE WORLD POPUL 2008

State of World Population 2008 - Youth Supplement

Generation of Change, Young People and Culture

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State of World Population
12 Nov 2008
This third edition of the Youth Supplement to the State of the World Population Report 2008 addresses culture as it shapes and nurtures the lives of young people and shows how young people develop their own subcultures, which are often different from and may conflict with the dominant culture. It...
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State of World Population 2008

Reaching Common Ground - Culture, Gender and Human Rights

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State of World Population
12 Nov 2008
The State of World Population 2008 demonstrates that an appreciation for cultures and values is a critical but sometimes overlooked aspect of successful development strategies. It shows how culture can strengthen and validate human rights perspectives and enable their broader acceptance, ownershi...
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State of World Population 2007 - Youth Supplement (Russian language)

Growing Up Urban

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State of World Population
13 Jul 2007
By 2030, towns and cities will be home to almost 5 billion people, greatly increasing the number and proportion of young people in the urban population. This second edition of the Youth Supplement to the State of World Population Report profiles the lives of young men and women from seven cities,...
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State of World Population 2007 - Youth Supplement (Arabic language)

Growing Up Urban

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State of World Population
13 Jul 2007
By 2030, towns and cities will be home to almost 5 billion people, greatly increasing the number and proportion of young people in the urban population. This second edition of the Youth Supplement to the State of World Population Report profiles the lives of young men and women from seven cities,...
YOUTH STATE WORLD POPUL 2007

State of World Population 2007 - Youth Supplement

Growing Up Urban

Series:
State of World Population
13 Jul 2007
By 2030, towns and cities will be home to almost 5 billion people, greatly increasing the number and proportion of young people in the urban population. This second edition of the Youth Supplement to the State of World Population Report profiles the lives of young men and women from seven cities,...
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State of World Population 2007

Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

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State of World Population
13 Jul 2007
In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the world's population, 3.3 billion people, will be living in urban areas. Urbanization—the increase in the urban share of total population—is inevitable, but it can also be positive. This Report looks beyond current problems. It examines ...
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State of World Population 2006

A Passage to Hope - Women and International Migration

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State of World Population
17 Nov 2006
This year’s report focuses on the lives of migrant women. Every year millions of women working overseas send hundreds of millions of dollars in remittances back to their homes and communities. These funds go to feed and educate children, provide health care, build homes, foster small businesses a...
YOUTH STATE WORLD POPUL 2006

State of World Population 2006 - Youth Supplement

Moving Young

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State of World Population
17 Nov 2006
This publication explores the lives of young women and young men who have ventured into new lands to chase their dreams or to escape oppression, war, poverty or misfortune. It profiles the lives of young women and men from ten countries. Some have never migrated, but their lives are marked by the...
YOUTH STATE WORLD POPUL 2006 (R)

State of World Population 2006 - Youth Supplement (Russian language)

Moving Young


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State of World Population
17 Nov 2006
This report explores the lives of young women and young men who have ventured into new lands to chase their dreams or to escape oppression, war, poverty or misfortune. It profiles the lives of young women and men from ten countries – Burkina Faso, Colombia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Moldova, the Net...
YOUTH STATE WORLD POPUL 2006 (C)

State of World Population 2006 - Youth Supplement (Chinese language)

Moving Young


Series:
State of World Population
This report explores the lives of young women and young men who have ventured into new lands to chase their dreams or to escape oppression, war, poverty or misfortune. It profiles the lives of young women and men from ten countries – Burkina Faso, Colombia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Moldova, the Net...
YOUTH STATE WORLD POPUL 2006 (A)

State of World Population 2006 - Youth Supplement (Arabic language)

Moving Young

Series:
State of World Population
17 Nov 2006
This report explores the lives of young women and young men who have ventured into new lands to chase their dreams or to escape oppression, war, poverty or misfortune. It profiles the lives of young women and men from ten countries – Burkina Faso, Colombia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Moldova, the Net...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2005 (A)

State of World Population 2005 (Arabic language)

The Promise of Equality - Gender Equity, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals

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State of World Population
3 Nov 2005
The Promise of Equality: Gender Equity, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals
How do we improve the lives of the nearly 3 billion individuals living on less than two dollars a day? How can we enable all individuals — male and female, young and old — to protect themselves from H...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2005

State of World Population 2005

The Promise of Equality - Gender Equity, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals

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State of World Population
21 Oct 2005
This year’s report explores the degree to which the global community has fulfilled pledges made to the world’s most impoverished and marginalized peoples. It tracks progress, exposes shortfalls and examines the links between poverty, gender equality, human rights, reproductive health, conflict an...
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State of World Population 2004

The Cairo Consensus at Ten - Population, Reproductive Health and the Global Effort to End Poverty

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State of World Population
24 Sep 2004
This year’s report examines countries’ achievements and constraints in implementing the Cairo consensus, including efforts to improve the quality and reach of reproductive health programmes, promote women’s rights, improve maternal and child health and strengthen HIV prevention efforts. UNFPA’s r...
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State of World Population 2003 (Russian language)

Making One Billion Count - Investing in Adolescents' Health and Rights

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State of World Population
24 Oct 2003
Some 1.2 billion people--one person in five--are between ages 10 and 19, the largest number of adolescents in history. Half of them are poor; one in four live in extreme poverty, on less than $1 a day. This year's State of the World Population report examines their condition, in the context of ch...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2003 (A)

State of World Population 2003 (Arabic language)

Making One Billion Count - Investing in Adolescents' Health and Rights

Series:
State of World Population
24 Oct 2003
Some 1.2 billion people--one person in five--are between ages 10 and 19, the largest number of adolescents in history. Half of them are poor; one in four live in extreme poverty, on less than $1 a day. This year's State of the World Population report examines their condition, in the context of ch...