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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