Posted on June 01, 2015

In the framework of the media plan of the Permanent Population Committee (PPC) that aims to spread the population culture and increase awareness about its issues, PPC released in Arabic and English the 27th issue of its quarterly Newsletter “Sukkan” for March 2015, which is the first Newsletter in 2015.

This issue includes many themes, including an overview of the latest PPC publication; namely, the fourth national report entitled “Qatar population Status 2013: Four Years after Launching the Population Policy.” The report monitors implementation progress of the Population Policy Program of Action across a range of quantitative and qualitative indicators adopted as tools for evaluating the efficiency of the adopted measures. It also gauges the achievement of the objectives of each of its themes; the change caused by a program or an intervention; and the obstacles that prevent the effective application of different actions.

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The issue’s second theme brings to light the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 , which has undergone multiple reviews last of which was the fourth five-year review in 2014 that is highlighted in the message of the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, and included the review mechanisms and outcomes. The third theme of this issue features a brief presentation of the activities of the Permanent Population Committee, topped by “the launch of the first five-year assessment of Population Policy Program of Action (October 2014 – October 2015)”, as well as PPC participation in external events and activities related to population and development .

This issue’s last theme highlights the “Working Population Relative Surplus” concept which is used to show the unneeded workforce for production in any sector; which is called in most cases, “disguised unemployment”. For more details , you can access the bulletin and other files and population issues through the Permanent Population Committee website: