New Director highlights importance of population dynamics DESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs), www.un.org | January 14, 2013
‘It is exciting to do this kind of work at the UN, because of the central importance of population dynamics in all matters of social and economic development,” said John R. Wilmoth, who took office as Director of DESA’s Population Division on 2 January….
‘…For my generation I suppose the two biggest surprises have been the phenomenal speed and depth of fertility decline, and the persistent increase of human longevity.
‘Fertility levels have fallen substantially in most regions, far beyond what most observers expected 50 years ago. As a result, population growth has slowed considerably in many of the world’s largest countries, especially in Asia (though of course much less so in Sub-Saharan Africa). In many parts of Europe and East Asia, fertility is now well below two children per woman, and some populations have started to shrink in size. Such low fertility accelerates the process of population ageing…’
This is not new info. After all these years, Someone should look into the cause of the huge decline in fertility. Is it toxins? Is it the result of international policies?
Also, why can’t we drop the alleged overpopulation crisis now?
If governments are concerned about paying for an ageing population, why not address the fertility decline and also lower taxes in order to boost the economy? Instead, that’s not “sophisticated” enough for them, and they would rather introduce massive health care surveillance, cuts to pensions, health care rationing, and euthanasia/death panel policies. So governments just do what the international bankers tell them.
He also presents some kind of explanation for the UN’s focus on maternal mortality:
‘A death that occurs in the process of creating life is a very sad and tragic event, with major consequences not only for the woman herself but also for her family, her community, and especially her surviving children. I believe it is for this reason that the UN system gives special emphasis to the issue of maternal mortality…’
But I think it is simply used as a justification for agencies (UN, governments, foundations, International Planned Parenthood) to insert their family planning clinics, their special birth control technologies and their cultural propaganda in every country. The goal of reducing maternal morality amounts to reducing the number of pregnancies. So this is an explanation that fits.