In follow-up to decisions taken by the General Assembly inviting organizations of the United Nations system to increase their efforts in strengthening coordination and coherence when providing input to a number of forthcoming intergovernmental meetings and conferences, CEB addressed the issue of joint contributions by the United Nations system organizations to the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held by the General Assembly in 2013, and the extension of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014.

Population issues

Population dynamics and demographic transformations are among the key challenges facing the international community and have major implications for sustainable development, in particular with regard to food security, use of natural resources and consumption of energy. During the reporting period, the United Nations system has increased its efforts to be more effective in advocating for and assisting countries in addressing challenges arising from changing population patterns.