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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.

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Population distribution, urbanization and internal migration

The Programme of Action advocated for a more balanced spatial distribution of the population, expressing particular concern about the rapid growth of urban areas. Governments had been unable to respond to rapid urbanization with adequate management capacities and practices, which would require sustainable regional development through strategies of urban consolidation, growth of small or mediumsized urban centres and sustainable development of rural areas. The Cairo Declaration also argued for more participatory and resource-conscious planning and management of large urban agglomerations to improve the security and quality of life of all residents. The Programme of Action recognized the magnitude of forced internal displacement and called on the international community to provide protection and assistance to displaced persons and to address the causes of their plight.

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