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26th International Population Congress opens in Morocco

MARRAKECH (Xinhua) - The 26th International Population Congress opened here on Sunday to address worldwide population problems.

More than 2,000 demographers and other experts from 114 countries and regions attended the five-day meeting to discuss more than 200 topics, including population and global climate change, migration and the economic crisis, the imbalance of fertility rate and social security system.

Other events, including special lectures and exhibitions on population issues, will also be held during the meeting.

The congress is sponsored and organized by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and the Moroccan government.

This is the first time that the quadrennial congress is held in an African country.

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