Commission on Population and Development, 51st session

9 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Urbanization and migration are reshaping the world. © UN Photo/Kibae Park
Urbanization and migration are reshaping the world. © UN Photo/Kibae Park

On 9 April, the 51st session of the Commission on Population and Development will begin at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme of this year's Commission is "Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration."

Migration and urbanization are reshaping the global landscape. These megatrends are transforming the world socially, economically and demographically, offering both opportunities and challenges.

The Commission is tasked reviewing progress made since the 1994 adoption of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, which established the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights to the well-being of people, communities and nations.