Population Council (PC)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
Website: http://www.popcouncil.org
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Research
Short description:
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.
The Council conducts research in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of regional and country offices.
The Population Council's work ranges over the broad field of population: from research to improve services and products that respond to people's reproductive health needs to designing interventions to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases; from studies of the effects of population factors on a country's ability to provide a better life for its citizens to research that investigates the influence of education and livelihood opportunities on young girls and women. The Council is also concerned with the reproductive health and well-being of the one billion adolescents in the developing world who are about to enter their reproductive years and whose behavior will shape the future of their countries. These are some of the global issues that engage the Council and its scientists.
Other offices: