United Nations Population Award

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the 2013 UN Population Award laureate. See below for updates on the UN Population Award.
 
Each year, the Committee for the United Nations Population Award honours an individual and/or institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions and to their solutions. The Award was established by the General Assembly in 1981, in resolution 36/201, and was first presented in 1983. It consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize.
 
The Committee for the United Nations Population Award is comprised of 10 UN Member States, with United Nations Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director serving as ex-officio members. Nominations for the award are accepted through 31 December of each year.

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12 April 2017 Hans Rosling & Niger NGO win UN Population Award
Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and statistician, as well as the Association of Traditional Chiefs of Niger (Association des chefs traditionnels du Niger, ACTN), a community-based development organization, have won the 2017 United Nations Population Award. Established by the General Assembly in 1981, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in population and health.

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