Published : 2013-09-01 20:03
Updated : 2013-09-01 20:03
More than 2,500 scholars and experts from around the world will gather in Busan on Aug. 26 to share ideas and visions for the changing population and its subsequent impact on societies and economies.
The event hosted by the Paris-based International Union for the Scientific Study of Population will take place at BEXCO for six days, according to organizers. More than 1,000 studies and research on emerging population issues will be presented through various sessions.
“This conference is expected to play a pivotal role in opening dialogue on global population issues, public health and society in general. The conference will also address (Korea’s) challenging issues of low birthrates and aging populations,” said Park Eun-tae, president of the organizing committee.
The list of speakers includes Korean Health Minister Chin Young, U.N. Population Fund Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin and IUSSP president Peter McDonald.