Since the establishment of the United Nations (UN) in 1945, three official international conferences on population have been held (in 1974, 1984 and 1994), and two other conferences on population have been convened (in 1954 and 1965).[1][2] This followed the first ever World Population Conference was in Geneva from 29 August to 3 September 1927, organized by the League of Nations and Margaret Sanger.


From 30 June to 2 July 1999, the Twenty-first session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York was dedicated to population and development.[1][3]

See also

  1. ^ a b United Nations Conferences on Population at
  2. ^ World Population Prospects. The 2010 Revision (PDF) (Report). Vol. I: Comprehensive Tables. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, United Nations, New York. 2011. p. 12.
  3. ^ "21st Special Session of the General Assembly".