Panel on New Challenges in Population and Development

Eduardo L. G. Rios-Neto (CEDEPLAR - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
Qiang Ren (Peking University)
Bernardo Queiroz (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
Kuriath James (Institute for Social And Economic Change)
Council Liaison 
Alberto Palloni (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))

Terms of Reference

This Scientific Panel’s main objective is to organize high level meetings of population scientists and policy makers to review research on the relationship between population and development and ensure population issues are sufficiently taken into account by policy makers.


Activities and meetings will focus on two themes:


1. The meaning of population and development nowadays. A review of the traditional debate on population and per-capita income growth with new approaches on human development, integration of the rights perspective stemming from the UN Conference Cycle with economic development, integration of state social policies with development. 


2. Topics that were not considered for the ICPD-Cairo or that present a different nature nowadays compared with 1995, for instance, ageing, international migration, fertility (including below replacement in developing countries), gender, environment and climate changes.  


International Seminar on New Challenges in Population and Development
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 14-15 June 2011

Jointly organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on New Challenges in Population and Development and the Center for Regional Development and Planning of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Cedeplar). 

The seminar was preceded by a seminar in honour of Professor Jose Alberto de Carvalho: Current Issues and Frontiers in Demographic Methods, on 13 June 2011, organized by Cedeplar.