International Conference on Population

6 August 1984 - 14 August 1984

Mexico City, Mexico

Ten years after the first World Conference on Population in Bucharest, Mexico City hosted the second global conference on population.  Ten years later the landmark International Conference on Population and Development was convened in Cairo.

The Mexico City was attended by representatives of 147 Member States (the UN had 157 Member States). At the time, 123 countries promoted family planning. The Conference adopted the Recommendations for the Further Implementation of the World Population Plan of Action.

The regional commissions organized regional conferences to review and appraise the implementation of the WPPA. The Population Division organized four expert group meetings: on fertility and family (New Delhi, 5-11 January 1983); population distribution, migration and development (Hammamet, 21-25 March 1983); population, resources, environment and development (Geneva, 25-29 April 1983); and mortality and health policy (Rome, 30 May – 3 June 1983).

NGOs convened a large-scale preparatory meeting in Geneva from 13 to 15 September 1983.

Source and official website:  UN Population Division