Linkages between Population and Millennium Development Goals: An Asian Perspective (6APRC-PAP)

Venue: Islamabad

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Event Date/Time: Nov 29, 2005 End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Sep 30, 2005
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Mission Statement:
Population Association of Pakistan (PAP) is working to promote and strengthen the discipline of population by providing a platform to subject experts for facilitating their professional development, and sharing of scientific knowledge and experiences in population and the related disciplines.

Annual Population Research Conference:
Sixth Annual Population Research Conference will be held from 29th November to 1st December 2005 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The theme of the Conference is “Linkages between Population and Millennium Development Goals: An Asian Perspective”.

The conference is being co-sponsored by International Donors/Agencies partners in the social sector development. The conference program focuses on critical population issues pertaining to MDGs in the Asian context. The sharing of knowledge among scholars and professionals will give them an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and identify avenues for future collaboration at a regional level.

Call for Abstracts:
To achieve the objectives PAP is inviting Abstracts for the Conference, which should reach the PAP Secretariat latest by 31st July, 2005. The abstract must be written in English and should be submitted electronically with complete contact information including a working email address.
The abstract submitted should follow the format available at All abstracts will be reviewed and selected by an International Scientific Committee*. Information about acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to authors by 30th August 2005. The last date for the receipt of completed papers is 30th September 2005. If the paper is not received by the due date, it will not be included in the conference program. After reviewing the papers, members of the Scientific Committee, which will recommend to PAP Secretariat if the paper presenter is eligible for financial support.
· All accepted abstracts will be posted at the PAP Website.
· Submitted Papers once accepted will be property of PAP, which will be published in the proceedings of the conference. However, later, the revised version of the paper can be submitted for publication elsewhere, with due acknowledgement given to PAP.

*International Scientific Committee:
Dr. Mehtab S. Karim (Pakistan) Dr. Gavin Jones (Singapore/Australia)
Dr. Naushin Mahmood (Pakistan) Dr. Mercedes Concepcion (Philippines)
Dr. Zeba A. Sathar (Pakistan) Dr. Mohammad Jalal Abbasi (Iran)
Dr. M. Nizamuddin (Pakistan/USA) Dr. Marwan Khwaja (Lebanon)
Dr. Gita Sen (India) Dr. John Cleland (UK)
Dr. Moneer Alam (India) Dr. Amy Tsui (USA)
Dr. Barkat-e-Khuda (Bangladesh)

Conference Sub-Themes*:
1. Poverty and Population Growth
2. Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
3. Educational Development & MDGs
4. Maternal and Child Health and Mortality
5. HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
6. Public Private Partnerships in Family Planning & Reproductive Health
7. Role of Fertility Transition in Achieving MDGs
8. Migration, Urbanization and Sustainable Development

Important Dates:

Activity Date
Submission of Abstract 31 July, 2005
Acceptance of Abstract 30 August, 2005
Submission of Final Paper/Poster 30th September, 2005
Conference Dates 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2005

For Further information:
Mr. Akhlaq Ahmed
Executive Officer - PAP
House 7, Street 63, F-6/3 Islamabad, Pakistan
Ph: +92 51 2877192 Fax: +92 51 2877183

* Additional Topics can be added, depending upon the quality of abstracts/papers. Members and other individuals are encouraged to submit abstracts that conform to the Conference Theme, even if they do not fall into any of the sub-themes. However, they should address population and reproductive health issues of concern to the region.