CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE): Tele Pointe-Noire and La Semaine Africaine reported on 27 July on World Population Day celebrations that took place from 9-11 July in Pointe Noire, the economic capital and second largest city in Congo and the surrounding Kouilou Province, organized jointly by UNFPA and 26 civil society organizations. UNFPA Representative David Lawson was represented by the Head of UNFPA sub-office in Pointe Noire Bruno Bilombo for the occasion.
LAO PDR: KPL and Vientiane Times reported on 26 and 27 July on an event marking World Population Day. Core participants at the event, entitled “Data for Development: Everyone Counts,” agreed that accurate data is critically important and required by policymakers when devising strategies and plans. "Data is critical to understand where we are and to track progress towards achieving national goals," said Mieko Yabuta, UNFPA representative.
ROMANIA: Multiple media outlets reported on 21-27 July on preparations for Romania’s upcoming census and celebrations of World Population Day. To mark World Population Day, UNFPA Romania organized a Panel Discussion focusing on the importance and significance of demographic data collection and analysis for the elaboration of public policies. The Panel Discussion was attended by specialists from the academic world and representatives of civil society organizations and of media. The Panel Discussion was based on the presentation of two population studies, Student Perceptions of the Elderly in Romania and the Comparative Study on Elderly Situation in Romania, carried out by the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and the Centre for Population Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. The event was also an opportunity to underline the importance of conducting the Romanian Census 2011 for acquiring an accurate picture of fundamental demographic data such as population number and distribution, socio-cultural and economic structures, housing and living conditions. Read in Romanian: Sanatatea TV, Sanatatea TV, Amos News, Cronica Romana, Ziare, Kappa, Bursa, Adevarul, Economistul, Cuvantul
TANZANIA: Daily News, The Guardian and The Citizen reported on 25 - 29 July on UNFPA-sponsored events marking World Population Day. Discussing the global theme, “Everyone Counts,” Ms. Onabanjo urged Tanzanians to take the census seriously and said, “Using sound statistics and data ensures the needs and circumstances of all people are well placed and that investments are truly directed at improving their lives, particularly the most marginalized, deprived and poverty stricken.” In Tanzania, the day’s theme was “Everyone Counts in Planning for Development.” Events marked both the importance of the census and the challenges that remain to its conduct and the national theme’s emphasis on universal participation to attain national development goals. Read: Daily News
VENEZUELA: El Mundo reported on 26 July that UNFPA and the National Statistics Institute (INE) marked World Population Day with a discussion on the human rights dimensions of this year’s theme, “Everyone Counts.” INE President Elias Eljuri Abraham, said the discussion was conducted in order to exchange views and experiences on census and the development of public policies based on demographic data in Venezuela and the world. Read in Spanish: El Mundo