Today is World Population Day. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon issued a statement to commemorate this day.
On the spotlight for this year's commemoration is the issue of adolescent pregnancy, and a call on Governments to take measures to enable girls to make responsible life choices and realize their potential.
To conduct research on topics related to population, you may want to consult one of the Lehman Library research guides, Population, Migration and Refugee Studies. It contains links to background information, databases, annual reviews, statistics and other materials of interest. Sample titles include: Handbook of Population, The State of World Population, and the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.