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E/CN.9/1998/8


Economic and Social Council

 Distr. GENERAL
26 November 1997
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


Commission on Population and Development
Thirty-first session
23-27 February 1998
Item 5 of the provisional agenda*
Programme questions: programme of work for the biennium 1998-1999

    Programme of work in population for the biennium
    1998-1999: Population Division, Department of Economic
    and Social Affairs

    Note by the Secretary-General

    1. The Commission on Population and Development has before it for consideration at its current session the programme of work in population for the biennium 1998-1999. The programme of work was prepared under the medium-term plan for the period 1998-2001, adopted by the General Assembly in resolution 51/219, section I.

     

    2. The programme of work has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines set out in 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 programme 7 of the medium-term plan for the period 1998-2001.1 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, 1991/92 and 1994/2 and decisions 1995/236, 1996/234 and 1997/220, and takes into account the Programme of Action adopted by the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in September 1994,2 and endorsed by the General Assembly in resolution 49/128.

     

    3. The programme of work has been designed to undertake follow-up activities relating to the International Conference on Population and Development; carry out research of the highest priority at the global level; disseminate research findings in the most effective manner possible; and provide substantive support for technical cooperation projects in the field of population. Relevant extracts from the programme budget for the biennium 1998-1999 of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs are presented in document E/CN.9/1998/CRP.1.

    Notes

     

     

    1 Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 6 (A/51/6/Rev.1).

     

    2 Report of the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.95.XIII.18), chap. I, resolution 1.

     

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    *E/CN.9/1998/1.


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