Compendium of recommendations on population and development

Commission on population and development, 1994 –2014 (Volume I)

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The Compendium of Recommendations on Population and Development: Commission on Population and Development (Vol. I) compares recommendations emanating from the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development with resolutions from the Commission on Population and Development. In addition, General Assembly resolutions on population and development since 1994 will be included in the Compendium as well. This Compendium will be prepared in time for the special session of the General Assembly on 22 September 2014 on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014. The special session will mark the 20-year anniversary of the Programme of Action, and the Compendium will be an important and highly visible contribution to the event, informing Member States and the global public now and in the future.



National action and international cooperation

The Programme of Action called on Governments to incorporate population concerns into all relevant national development strategies, plans, policies and programmes, and to foster the active involvement of all stakeholders in this process. It also called for improvement in national capacities and in the cost-effectiveness, quality and impact of national population and development strategies, plans, policies and programmes. With these goals in mind, it stressed the need for improved collection and analysis of data and information on issues related to population and development. The Programme of Action urged Governments to strive for an adequate level of resource mobilization and allocation at the community, national and international levels to support work in this area. Regarding international cooperation, the Programme of Action emphasized that international cooperation should be consistent with national population and development priorities and that the international community should develop long-term joint programmes with relevant stakeholders. It urged Governments to increase international financial assistance in the field of population and development to enable developing countries and countries with economies in transition to achieve the objectives and goals of the Programme of Action. In this regard, it was suggested that Governments diversify their sources of contributions and that international financial assistance for South-South cooperation be increased.


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