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Economic and Social Council

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E/CN.9/1998/L.5
26 February 1998

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COMMISSION ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Thirty-first session
23-27 February 1998
Agenda item 3 (b)

FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS TO RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT: PROCESS FOR THE QUINQUENNIAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL IN 1999

Draft resolution submitted by the Vice-Chairman of the
Commission, Mr. Robert Louis Cliquet (Belgium), on the
basis of informal consultations

The Commission on Population and Development recommends to the Economic and
Social Council the adoption of the following draft resolution:

Review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development

The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 52/188 of 18 December 1997, on population and development,

Noting the work being done by the relevant United Nations bodies and the Secretariat's proposed outline for the comprehensive report of the Secretary general on the quinquennial review and appraisal of progress made in achieving the goals and objectives of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, while bearing in mind the views expressed by Member States at the thirty-first session of the Commission on Population and Development,

Stressing the need to ensure that the review of the International Conference on Population and Development will be a coordinated process which will reinvigorate and strengthen efforts at the local, national and international levels fully to implement the Programme of Action,

1. Requests the Secretariat to prepare, as soon as possible and no later than the end of June 1998, and to make available to States a comprehensive plan, including a timetable, for the preparatory process of inter-agency consultations, technical meetings and round-table meetings, including those at the regional level, setting out the purpose, working methods and key anticipated outcomes of each and how they will contribute to the review and appraisal report. In preparing this plan, the Population Division and the United Nations Population Fund should work closely together, as they did in the preparations for the International Conference on Population and Development, and in consultation, as appropriate, with other relevant bodies, and hold regular briefings for States;

2. Requests that the comprehensive report of the Secretary-General on the quinquennial review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action, coordinated by the Population Division; the report of the International Forum on the operational review of the Programme of Action, coordinated by the United Nations Population Fund; and the draft report of the Secretary-General for the special session of the General Assembly on the further implementation of the Programme of Action, also coordinated by the Population Fund; to be prepared for the Commission on Population and Development at its thirty-second session, should focus on, inter alia:

(a) Analysis of key successes and constraints as well as lessons learned in developing effective strategies and actions in the implementation of the Programme of Action and changes in policy, programmes and resource allocations at the national and international levels towards a more comprehensive achievement of the goals of the Conference;

(b) Strengthening coordination throughout the United Nations system and between the United Nations system, Governments and other actors, such as the multilateral development banks and civil society;

c) Domestic, bilateral and multilateral resources made available as of 31 December 1998; estimates of resources expected to be made available as of 31 December 1999; examples of effective and efficient use made of available resources, and circumstances for improving the environment, with a view to increased financial support from the international community for population and development activities;

(d) Methodology and mechanisms for monitoring progress in the implementation of the Programme of Action;

3. Recommends that the length of the thirty-second session of the Commission on Population and Development be extended to seven working days, in March 1999.