United Nations Population Award

Group photo of the 2017 UN Population Award participants. Laureates included Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and statistician and the Association of Traditional Chiefs of Niger (Association des chefs traditionnels du Niger, or ACTN), a community-based development organization. © UN Photo/Kim Haughton
 
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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20 June 2018
UNITED NATIONS, New York — The 2018 United Nations Population Award laureates will receive their awards next week at an
29 March 2018
UNITED NATIONS, New York–Sir Prince Ramsey, a family physician from Antigua and Barbuda, was today announced as the indi
12 April 2017
Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and statistician, as well as the Association of Traditional Chiefs of Niger (Association

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Martha Pobee, Ghana's Permanent Representative and Chair of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, together with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, who serves as the Award Committee's Secretary, at the 2018 UN Population Awards. © UNFPA/ Usenabasi Esiet
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New mothers in David, Panama. Women's sexual and reproductive health, and their rights during childbirth, took centre stage at the 2016 UN Population Awards. © UNFPA/Guadalupe Valdes
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