Introduction

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Introduction of the Summer Seminar on Population

The Summer Seminar on Population was originally launched by the East-West Center (EWC) in 1970. It earned its reputation as a renowned set of seminars on population and continued until the 42nd Seminar in 2011. It served as a forum for individuals and institutions concerned with population-related issues for a long time. In 2013, the Summer Seminar on Population was transferred from the EWC to Statistics Korea (KOSTAT). Statistics Korea launched the first KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population in 2014 and is continuing to conduct the program annually. APPI has been managing this seminar entrusted by KOSTAT since 2014.

The Summer Seminar on Population will continuously serve as a forum for population-related issues and will strengthen statistical capacities of scholars around the world by providing an independent and consecutive series of seminars for government statisticians, scholars, and graduate students.

From the fourth year (2017), the Summer Seminar on Population was co-hosted with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following an agreement between two organizations, and it will be jointly hosted by KOSTAT and UNFPA annually as the KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population from 2017.

Now, the KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population is an international platform where hundreds of participants from over 20 countries join us to share and discuss population-related issues. We look forward to continued interest and participation in our program from all over the world.