52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development. 10 Key Findings

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Media Type: Report / Policy Brief

Year of Publication: 2019

Author(s): United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs


The world’s population is growing larger and older, while also becoming more mobile and more urbanized. Population size, structure and distribution have major implications for, and will be significantly influenced by, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The following key findings are based on a report of the Secretary-General which reviews the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), adopted in Cairo in 1994.

This document provides the base talking points .

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  • Greeley Miklashek

    Unfortunately, the UN stats do not include morbidity (sickness) and yet note the increased life expectancy in N.A. and Europe, without mention of the $3.8T we spend in the US for heroic medical care, when we can afford it (projected to be $5.9T in 2030!). 55% of the American adult population has a chronic medical condition today! And, in spite of that enormous expenditure, life expectancy for white males has dropped for the past 3 years in a row, largely due to the “diseases of despair”: addiction, alcoholism, overdose, suicide. The UN remains oblivious to the reality that population density stress is killing ever more crowded humans through the myriad “diseases of civilization”, especially in the burgeoning urban centers. My research indicates that we are well into a terminal phase of existential crisis and the UN is in denial, as are our governments. Stress R Us