For more than 70 years, the Population Reference Bureau has been
informing people about the population dimensions of important
social, economic, and political issues. Our mission is to be the
leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and
international population trends and their implications.
PRB’s mission is carried out through these major activities:
Publish, disseminate, and promote print and electronic material.
PRB publishes the
World Population Data
PRB Reports on America
, as well as specialized publications cov-
ering population and public policy issues in the United States and
abroad, particularly in developing countries. PRB’s website,
www.prb.org, is updated approximately every three weeks with new
articles and reports.
Collaborate with organizations to develop and implement strate-
gies for communicating with policymakers.
We provide technical
support to U.S. and international organizations to increase their
ability to communicate research results and to increase the use of
demographic data and research in policymaking.
Conduct training on policy communications and Internet use.
Through short-term workshops, PRB helps individuals and organi-
zations in developing countries, especially journalists, educators,
and researchers, to find and use demographic data and research in
Collaborate with journalists to expand the coverage of population,
health, and environment subjects.
PRB makes research accessible
to print and broadcast journalists through our library’s reference
services, and through media networks, background publications,
news releases, seminars, and press conferences and briefings.
PRB is a membership organization. Members receive the quarterly
, the annual
World Population Data Sheet
Reports on America
, and selected additional publications. Members
also have access to PRB’s library and information services.
To join, go to www.prb.org, call 202-483-1100, or write Membership,
Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite
520, Washington, DC 20009-5728 USA.
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