Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, PJ Kurien on 11 April 2013 was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the prestigious Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) during the during the 73rd Executive Committee Meeting of AFPPD at Bangkok. He replaced Yasuo Fukuda, former Prime Minister of Japan as the Chairman of AFPPD.
PJ Kurien at present is also the Chairman of the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development.
About Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD)
AFPPD was established in 1981 as a regional non-governmental organization to serve as a coordinating body of twenty five National Committees of Parliamentarians on Population and Development. It seeks to generate cooperation and support among the Asian Parliamentarians in different areas like population and Development. It is committed towards educating, motivating, involving and mobilizing the parliamentarians on linkages between the increase in population and different issues that includes sustainable development, reproductive health, family planning, food security, water resources, HIV/AIDS, migration, environment, urbanization, ageing and gender equality.