In 1997, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities
(UNFPA) published World Population Prospects: The 1996 Revision, in which it both significantly lowered its predictions of population growth--a routine occurrence over the past two decades--and also foresaw a global population "implosion," that is, a birthrate shrinkage marked by a graying of many industrialized nations' populations and a possibly economy-crushing burden of older citizens.
According to Aprodicio Laquian, China program director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities
, China's population policy is realistic and suits its current conditions.
In 1984, the Reagan administration, at the request of the Vatican, announced at the World Conference on Population in Mexico City that it was reversing its many years of commitment to international family planning and then withdrew funding from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities
and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
In 1972 the United Nations Fund for Population Activities
initiated support for a programme of research within the International Labour Organization on population and employment.
funding for the two largest family planning assistance organizations in the world -- the United Nations Fund for Population Activities
(UNFPA) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), based in London, England.