STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA
28 TH INTERNATIONAL POPULATION CONFERENCE (IPC) 2017 T O BE H OST ED IN CAPE TOW N, SOUTH AFR ICA 2 9 OC T OB ER – 4 NOVEMB ER 2017
“Population is not simply a problem of numbers. The growth in Africa’s population in the last decade has not been accompanied by the necessary structural transformation nor has it translated into equitable human development and improved livelihoods.” - Dr. Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General and President of the International Organising Committee The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) has been in existence for 87 years and for the first time, after the succesful bid made by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the 28th International Population Conference (IPC) of the IUSSP will be held in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017. The IPC is a platform to discuss pressing global and regional population issues. Decision-makers from the public and private sectors will be exposed to a wealth of information at the conference to assist in attaining “The Africa we want”.
Conference Themes Population issues, which are relevant to policy and planning, are addressed at the conference and include sessions on the following themes: 1.
Ageing and intergenerational relations
Children and youth
Culture, religion, language and demographic behaviours
Demographic methods and data
Education and labour force
Gender and population
Health, mortality and longevity
10. Historical demography 11. HIV/AIDS and STIs 12. Marriage and union formation, families and households 13. Migration and urbanisation 14. Population and development 15. Population and human rights, 16. Population, consumption and the environment 17. Sexuality and reproductive health
On behalf of the Republic of South Africa (RSA), Stats SA will host the IPC in Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 29 October to 4 November 2017. The conference brings together people from all over the world who are at varying stages of their careers, from senior researchers, practitioners and policymakers to students. It provides opportunities to network with experts in their field, showcase research and move the population debate forward.
18. Spatial demography 19. Population and policy challenges in Africa Be part of the change Join the conversation by submitting a poster or paper abstract online by 15 December 2016 at ipc2017capetown.iussp.org or join as a delegate in 2017 to share ideas and move the country and continent forward.
For more information: InfoIPC2017@statssa.gov.za
Sponsorship and Exhibition: The conference offers Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities. For more information contact, sponsorshipIPC2017@statssa.gov.za • exhibitionIPC2017@statssa.gov.za