Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist

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Discrepancies in the levels of well-being for people across the world persist 20 years after a landmark conference on population issues, according to a senior United Nations population expert.

Those measures of well-being include issues that affect women like fertility and child mortality.

The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo in September 1994 and broke new ground in putting the rights of the individual first.

Helen Daun Rosengren asked John Wilmoth, Director of the UN's Department of Economic and Social affairs’ Population Division, what has changed over the past two decades.

Duration: 1'53"

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