The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) helps the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to monitor, review, and assess the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA) at the national, regional, and international level, and advises ECOSOC on: issues and trends regarding population and development strategies, the implementation of the ICPD PoA etc.. Every year member states gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues related to population and development and to negotiate a series of action-oriented outcome documents in the form of agreed conclusions and resolutions based on one of the issues highlighted in the ICPD PoA.