Population Briefing

For Generations to Come: Population Challenges for the 21st Century


  • Christopher Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Robert Engelman, Vice President for Research, Population Action International
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Research Associate, Worldwatch Institute
  • Martha Farnsworth Riche, Demographer, Co-Founder American Demographics Magazine
  • Roger-Mark De Souza, Technical Director, Population, Health, and Environment Program, Population Reference Bureau
  • Moderator: Mia MacDonald, Worldwatch Fellow, Writer, and Policy Analyst

Thursday, September 9, 2004, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
(Hors d’oeuvres 5:00 to 5:15, Program 5:15 to 6:45)

Capitol Hill,
Room to be Announced.

Heather Wilson, 202.452.1992 x540, hwilson@worldwatch.org

September 5-13, 2004 marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations' historical International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt.

To mark this event, the Worldwatch Institute, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is hosting a special symposium in conjunction with the release of the September/October edition of World Watch magazine. On September 9th, panelists will discuss the most compelling population-related concerns discussed in the magazine including “youth bulges” that exacerbate joblessness, crime, and terrorism, the global implications of aging populations in countries like Japan and Italy, and the nexus of population growth and environmental degradation. Participants will also reflect on the progress made since Cairo in slowing birth rates and elevating the status of women and will discuss what still needs to be done to accomplish these goals.