UN Population Award Ceremony

22 June 2017

United Nations Headquarters, New York

The United Nations Population Award, which every year honours an individual and/or institution for outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions, was presented to the 2017 Laureates on 22 June at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

This year's winners are Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and statistician, as well as the Association of Traditional Chiefs of Niger (Association des chefs traditionnels du Niger, or ACTN), a community-based development organization.

Dr. Rosling, who died earlier this year, had worked in population issues for more than 30 years. ACTN helps design development plans and put population issues at the centre of community and national development.