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E/CN.9/1995/7


Economic and Social Council

 Distr. GENERAL
24 January 1995
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


POPULATION COMMISSION
Twenty-eighth session
21 February-2 March 1995
Item 5 (b) of the provisional agenda*


   PROGRAMME QUESTIONS:  PROPOSED PROGRAMME OF WORK FOR THE
                         BIENNIUM 1996-1997

        Programme of work in population for the biennium
                          1996-1997

                Note by the Secretary-General


1.   At its twenty-seventh session, the Population Commission had
before it, for information, the programmes of work in the field of
population for the biennium 1994-1995 of the Department for
Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis.  Those
programmes had been prepared under the medium-term plan for the
period 1992-1997, adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution
45/253, and were subsequently approved by the General Assembly in
its resolution 46/185.

2.   The Population Commission has before it for consideration at
its current session the proposed programme of work in population
for the biennium 1996-1997.  The programme of work still has to be
reviewed by the Committee for Programme and Coordination, the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and
the Fifth Committee, and approved by the General Assembly at its
fiftieth session.

3.   The programme of work has been prepared in accordance with the
guidelines set out in the World Population Plan of Action, 1/
General Assembly resolutions 3344 (XXIX), 3345 (XXIX) and 39/228
and Economic and Social Council resolutions 1986/7, 1989/92 and
1991/92, and within the framework of chapter 18 of the medium-term
plan for the period 1992-1997, adopted by the General Assembly in 
resolution 45/253 and later revised at its forty-seventh session
(A/47/6/Rev.1).  It also follows upon the work programme approved
by the Council in resolutions 1979/33, 1981/29, 1984/4, 1985/5,
1987/71, 1989/93 and 1991/92 and takes into account the Programme
of Action adopted by the International Conference on Population and
Development, held in Cairo in September 1994, and endorsed by the
General Assembly at its forty-ninth session in its resolution
49/128.

4.   The proposed programme of work has been designed to undertake
follow-up activities relating to the International Conference on
Population and Development, to carry out research findings in the
most effective manner possible, and to provide substantive support
for technical cooperation projects in the field of population. 
Priorities are set within the framework of the World Population
Plan of Action, 1/ the recommendations for its further
implementation adopted by the International Conference on
Population, held at Mexico City in 1984, 2/ and the recommendations
of the International Conference on Population and Development, held
in Cairo in 1994, set out in its Programme of Action. 3/  Relevant
extracts from the proposed programme budget for the biennium
1996-1997 of the Department for Economic and Social Information and
Policy Analysis are presented in document E/CN.9/1995/CRP.1.


                      Notes

     1/   Report of the United Nations World Population Conference,
1974, Bucharest, 19-30 August 1974 (United Nations publication,
Sales No. E.74.XIII.3), chap. I.

     2/   Report of the International Conference on Population,
1984, Mexico City, 6-14 August 1984 (United Nations publication,
Sales No. E.84.XIII.8 and corrigenda).

     3/   "Report of the International Conference on Population and
Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994" (A/CONF.171/13 and Add.1),
chap. I, resolution 1, annex.                   

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