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2021 International Population Conference (IPC2021)

Conference date(s): 05 December 2021 - 10 December 2021

The IUSSP organizes the International Population Conference once every four years in a different country, in collaboration with a host country institution. This major international event draws some 2,000 population scholars, policy makers, and government officials from around the world to discuss the latest population research and debate pressing global and regional population issues.

IUSSP warmly invites all those working in population and related fields to submit an abstract of recent research for presentation in an oral or poster session. We strongly encourage abstracts on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the 25 themes that structure the scientific programme. We also welcome submissions that deal with inequality, discrimination, and the differential vulnerability or resilience of specific groups that affect human welfare through population processes – a topic of importance to studying the impacts of COVID-19 and persistent inequalities.

We expect that IPC 2021 will be an on-site conference. Because of the pandemic, we are considering other options, including a virtual event, if necessary.

All abstracts must be submitted online via the IPC2021 website, which will open for submissions on 1 November 2020. Individuals can submit no more than 2 abstracts. 

The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2021.

For more information, see

Location: India

Call for papers. IUSSP – International Population Conference 2021 (IPC 2021)

Conference date(s): 05 December 2021 - 10 December 2021

The International Population Conference 2021 (IPC 2021) scheduled to take place in Hyderabad, India, will go on but will now have a completely different format. Instead of being a fully “live” onsite conference, IPC 2021 will be hybrid, most likely a combination of several in-person sessions in India, while most sessions will be virtual. IPC 2021 will run on and around 5-10 December 2021.  

If you are working in population and related fields, you are warmly invited to submit an abstract of recent research for presentation in an oral or poster session. All abstracts must be submitted online via the IPC2021 website, which is scheduled to open for submissions on 01 March 2021. Individuals can submit no more than 2 abstracts. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 15 May 2021.

Submissions must include a short, 200-word abstract and an extended (2-4-page) summary describing the topic including theoretical focus, data, research methods, and expected findings. All submissions will be reviewed by 2 anonymous experts on the topic area. Theme conveners will select abstracts for inclusion in the programme based on reviews and the paper’s relevance/ appropriateness for sessions created in the theme.

Population and Environment is one of the conference’s themes.

For more information on the IPC 2021, please see the Call for Papers.

Location: Virtual and Onsite , India

Call for Articles by the Forced Migration Review - Climate Crisis and Displacement: from Commitment to Action

Submission deadline: 25 October 2021

In 2008, the first Forced Migration Review (FMR) issue focusing on climate change and displacement was published. This issue explored the potential impact of climate change on people’s mobility and the tension between the need for research and the need to act. Thirteen years on, the debate should no longer be about the need to act but about how to act. There is now a range of high-level commitments, policy instruments, stakeholder partnerships, and mechanisms to provide guidance for international actors on how to avert, minimize and address internal and cross-border displacement related to the adverse effects of climate change.  

In March 2022, FMR will publish an issue debating how to strengthen action by international, regional and national actors in light of these frameworks and commitments – that is, how to move from commitment to action. The deadline for submissions is 25 October 2021.

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Registrations open for WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health (Virtual)

Conference date(s): 25 October 2021 - 29 October 2021

The WHO Health and Migration Programme is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the Second WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health “Sharing country experiences on health and migration” taking place in in virtual format on Zoom on 25-29 October 2021, every day from 2 to 3.30 PM CEST and streamed from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, host of the event:

This year the Global School will focus on country experiences in addressing the health needs and rights of refugees and migrants. Challenges and achievements in ensuring inclusive and sustainable health services for refugees and migrants will be discussed through five modules delivered over five consecutive days (one module a day), each dedicated to a specific aspect of refugee and migrant health:

    Day 1: Refugee- and migrant-sensitive health systems
    Day 2: Public health and migration during COVID-19 pandemic
    Day 3: Public health aspects of mental health among refugees and migrants
    Day 4: Health promotion to improve the health and well-being of refugees and migrants
    Day 5: Financing health care for refugees and migrants

High-level keynote speeches, lectures from international experts, presentations of relevant research studies, interactive Q&A sessions, and live panel discussions will feature in the programme, as well as the screening of a series of reportage from different settings presenting the state of the health challenges for refugees and migrants and the responses on the ground.

The School will be open to everyone, but is particularly aimed at policy-makers, health sector managers and officers working at different levels within ministries in charge of the interior, labour, social affairs, foreign affairs, health and education. Researchers, people from academia, representatives of nongovernmental organizations and journalists are also welcome to join.

The School aims to build competency on public health aspects of migration through the provision of knowledge exchange and information sharing opportunities, and the promotion of evidence-informed and best practice interventions on health and migration. Its overarching goal is to contribute to reducing excess mortality and morbidity among migrants, refugees and hosting populations, by advancing globally the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants’ and the health component in the ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’.

More updated information can be found at the event’s webpage: WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health

Location: Virtual,

UN World Data Forum

Conference date(s): 03 October 2021 - 06 October 2021

The registration to access the online event platform for the United Nations World Data Forum 2021, scheduled to take place from 3 - 6 October 2021 in Bern, Switzerland is now open.  

The UN World Data Forum brings together data and statistical experts and users from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia and professional bodies. Data experts and users gather to spur data innovation, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development.

See full programme here.

Register here

Location: Switzerland