The purposes of the World Population Year declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations were:
1) to improve knowledge of and information about population trends;
2) sharpen awareness of population problems and their implications;
3) provide education on population, family life and reproduction;
4) stimulate consideration of alternative policies in the population and development fields, and
5) expand international cooperation in the population field and supply increased technical assistance to countries needing and desiring it.
The central core of activity was the United Nations
Conference which was a series of meetings under various names culminating in
the final World Population Conference held in
Population Plan of Action adopted by the World Population Conference in
An article on demography on stamps by Ed Stephan.
A background document on the Population Programme of the UN (March 1994).
All the International Years proclaimed by the General Assembly.