E/1999/25 - E/CN.9/1999/8
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1 July 1999
Original: English



Commission on Population and Development
Report on the thirty-second session
(22, 23 and 26 March 1999)

Economic and Social Council
Official Records, 1999
Supplement No. 5
 
 

Summary
The thirty-second session of the Commission on Population and Development was held at United Nations Headquarters on 22, 23 and 26 March 1999. Its central theme was population growth, structure and distribution, with special emphasis on sustained economic growth and sustainable development, including education. The Commission on Population and Development also met in open-ended session from 24 March to 1 April acting as the preparatory committee for the special session of the General Assembly for the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. (The report of the Preparatory Committee will be issued in Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-first Special Session, Supplement No. 1 (A/S-21/2).
The documents before the Commission included a report on world population monitoring, focusing on the theme of the session. The report provided a summary of recent information on population growth, structure and distribution and covered such topics as population growth and its components; changing population age structures; population distribution, urbanization and internal migration; and population growth, poverty, food provision and the environment. The Commission also had before it the report of the Technical Symposium on International Migration and Development of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Task Force on Basic Social Services for All. Other reports covered flows of international resources for assisting in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; world demographic trends; programme performance and implementation in the field of population in 1998; and the proposed programme of work for the biennium 2000-2001.
The Commission also had before it for consideration the report of its Bureau's 1998 inter-sessional meeting. The Bureau comprehensively reviewed major aspects of the work of the Commission and of the preparations for the special session of the General Assembly for the five-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. The Bureau also reviewed the work programme of the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat. The conclusions and recommendations of the Bureau were conveyed to the Commission for appropriation action.
The Commission considered follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development. It reaffirmed its decision 1998/1, in which it had decided that "Gender, population and development" should be the special theme for the Commission at its thirty-third session, in the year 2000; decided that the special theme for the Commission at its thirty-fourth session should be "Population, environment and development"; and requested the United Nations Secretariat to submit themes for the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth sessions of the Commission, in consultation with member States, for a decision by the Commission at its thirty-third session. The Commission also recommended to the Economic and Social Council the adoption of a draft resolution in which the Council would request the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat to continue its work on population growth, structure and distribution, including levels, trends, determinants, consequences and policies, while giving due attention to issues related to, inter alia, youth, ageing, migration and data collection, so that Governments might benefit by comparing experiences and by understanding the factors underlying changing demographic circumstances.
The Commission approved the draft provisional agenda for its thirty-third session, to be held in the year 2000, and adopted its report on its thirty-second session.

 

Contents

Chapter Paragraphs Page
I. Matters calling for action by the Economic and Social Council or brought to its attention  1-3 1
A. Draft resolution  1 1
B. Draft decision  2 1
C. Matters brought to the attention of the Council  3 2
II. Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development  4-16 4
III. World population situation  17-18 6
IV. Work of the Commission on Population and Development in the next quinquennium  19-23 7
V. Programme implementation and future programme of work of the Secretariat in the field of population  24-29 8
VI. Provisional agenda for the thirty-third session of the Commission  30 9
VII. Adoption of the report of the Commission on its thirty-second session  31-32 10
VIII. Organization of the session  33-43 11
A. Opening and duration of the session  33-35 11
B. Attendance  36 11
C. Election of officers  37 11
D. Report of the Bureau on its inter-sessional meeting  38-40 11
E. Agenda  41 12
F. Documentation  42 12
G. Consultation with non-governmental organizations  43 12
Annexes
I. Attendance  13
II. List of documents before the Commission at its thirty-second session  17

 

Chapter I

Matters calling for action by the Economic and Social Council or brought to its attention
 
 

A. Draft resolution
 
 

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

Population growth, structure and distribution*
 
 
 
 

The Economic and Social Council,

Reaffirming the commitment of Member States to the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development,1

Recalling the recommendations of the Programme of Action relating to population growth, structure and distribution,

Recalling also that the theme for the thirty-second session of the Commission on Population and Development was population growth, structure and distribution, with special emphasis on sustained economic growth and sustainable development, including education, and noting the importance of the issues related to, inter alia, youth, ageing and migration, as well as the need for data collection,

Requests the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat to continue its research on population growth, structure and distribution, including levels, trends, determinants, consequences and policies, while giving due attention to issues related to, inter alia, youth, ageing, migration and data collection, so that Governments may benefit by comparing experiences and by understanding the factors underlying changing demographic circumstances, and calls upon Governments to continue to facilitate the work of the Population Division in this regard.
 
 

B. Draft decision
 
 

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

Report of the Commission on Population and Development on its thirty-second session and provisional agenda for the thirty-third session of the Commission
 
 

The Economic and Social Council:

(a) Takes note of the report of the Commission on Population and Development on its thirty-second session;

(b) Approves the provisional agenda for the thirty-third session of the Commission set out below.

Provisional agenda for the thirty-third session of the Commission on Population and Development
 
 

1. Election of officers.

2. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters.

3. Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development:

(a) Special session of the General Assembly for the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development;

(b) Special theme: Gender, population and development.
 
 

Documentation
 
 

Report of the Secretary-General on the special session of the General Assembly for the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development

Report of the Secretary-General on world population monitoring, focusing on gender, population and development

Report of the Secretary-General on the monitoring of population programmes, focusing on gender, population and development

Report of the Secretary-General on the flow of financial resources for assisting in the implementation of the Programme of Action

4. General debate on national experience in population matters: gender, population and development.

5. Work of the Commission on Population and Development in the next quinquennium.

6. Programme implementation and future programme of work of the Secretariat in the field of population.
 
 

Documentation
 
 

Report of the Secretary-General on progress of work in the field of population, 1999

7. Provisional agenda for the thirty-fourth session of the Commission.
 
 

Documentation
 
 

Note by the Secretariat containing the draft provisional agenda for the thirty-fourth session of the Commission

8. Adoption of the report of the Commission on its thirty-third session.
 
 

C. Matters brought to the attention of the Council
 
 

3. The following decision adopted by the Commission is brought to the attention of the Council:
 
 

Decision 1999/1
 
 

Special themes for the Commission on Population and Development in the years 2000-2004**
 
 

The Commission on Population and Development

1. Reaffirms its decision 1998/1,2 in which it decided that "Gender, population and development" should be the special theme for the Commission at its thirty-third session in the year 2000;

2. Decides that the special theme for the Commission at its thirty-fourth session shall be "Population, environment and development";

3. Requests the United Nations Secretariat to submit themes for the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth sessions of the Commission on Population and Development, in consultation with member States, for a decision by the Commission at its thirty-third session, in the context of a review of the work programme of the Commission.
 
 

Chapter II

Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development
 
 

4. The Commission on Population and Development held a general discussion on item 3 of its agenda, entitled "Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development", together with item 4, entitled "World population situation", at its 1st to 3rd meetings, on 22 and 23 March 1999 (see also chap. III below). Under item 3, the Commission had before it the following documents:

(a) Concise report of the Secretary-General on world population monitoring, 1999: population growth, structure and distribution (E/CN.9/1999/2);

(b) Report of the Secretary-General containing the report of the Technical Symposium on International Migration and Development of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Task Force on Basic Social Services for All (E/CN.9/1999/3);

(c) Report of the Secretary-General on the flow of financial resources for assisting in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (E/CN.9/1999/4).

5. At the 1st meeting, on 22 March, the Director of the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat made an introductory statement.

6. At the same meeting, statements were made by the Assistant Director of the Population Division, who introduced the concise report of the Secretary-General on world population monitoring, 1999: population growth, structure and distribution (E/CN.9/1999/2); the Deputy Director of the Technical and Policy Division of the United Nations Population Fund, who introduced the report of the Secretary-General containing the report of the Technical Symposium on International Migration and Development of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Task Force on Basic Social Services for All (E/CN.9/1999/3); and the Director of the Technical and Policy Division of the United Nations Population Fund, who introduced the report of the Secretary-General on the flow of financial resources for assisting in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (E/CN.9/1999/4).

7. Also at the 1st meeting, statements were made by the representatives of Germany (on behalf of the States Members of the United Nations that are members of the European Union), the United States of America, Bangladesh, Thailand, the Russian Federation and China.

8. At the 2nd meeting, on 22 March, statements were made by the representatives of Japan, Jamaica, Sweden, India, Canada, Ukraine, South Africa and the Niger and the observers for Norway, Pakistan and Mozambique.

9. At the same meeting, the representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization made a statement.

10. Also at the 2nd meeting, the representative of the International Organization for Migration made a statement.

11. At the same meeting, a statement was made by the representative of the International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centres, a non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

12. At the 3rd meeting, on 23 March, statements were made by the representatives of the Philippines, Malaysia and Turkey.

13. At the same meeting, the representative of the World Health Organization made a statement.

14. During the discussion, the Commission recalled its resolution 1997/1 on the technical symposium on international migration and took note of the report of the Technical Symposium on International Migration and Development of the ACC Task Force on Basic Social Services for All (E/CN.9/1999/3). The Commission was pleased to note that the report had provided valuable input to the reviews of the progress made in implementing the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. The Commission was also pleased to note that the report of the Technical Symposium would be taken into account in the report of the Secretary-General on international migration and development to be submitted to the General Assembly at its fifty-fourth session, as requested by the Assembly in its resolution 52/189 of 18 December 1997.
 
 

Action taken by the Commission

Population growth, structure and distribution
 
 

15. At the 5th meeting, on 26 March, the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission, Ms. Gabriella Vukovich (Hungary), introduced a draft resolution (E/CN.9/1999/L.4) entitled "Population growth, structure and distribution", which was submitted on the basis of informal consultations.

16. At the same meeting, the Commission adopted draft resolution E/CN.9/1999/L.4 (see chap. I, sect. A).
 
 

Chapter III

World population situation

17. The Commission on Population and Development held a general discussion on item 4 of its agenda, entitled "World population situation", together with item 3, entitled "Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development", at its 1st to 3rd meetings, on 22 and 23 March 1999 (for the discussion on the items, see chap. II above). Under item 4, the Commission had before it the report of the Secretary-General on world demographic trends (E/CN.9/1999/5).

18. At the 1st meeting, on 22 March, the Chief of the Population Estimates and Projections Section of the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat introduced the report of the Secretary-General on world demographic trends (E/CN.9/1999/5).
 
 

Chapter IV

Work of the Commission on Population and Development in the next quinquennium
 
 

19. The Commission on Population and Development held a general discussion on item 5 of its agenda, entitled "Work of the Commission on Population and Development in the next quinquennium", at its 2nd meeting, on 22 March 1999.

20. At the same meeting, the Director of the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat made an introductory statement.

21. Also at the 2nd meeting, statements were made by the representatives of Malaysia, the Russian Federation and India.
 
 

Action taken by the Commission
 
 

Special themes for the Commission on Population and Development in the years 2000-2004
 
 

22. At the 5th meeting, on 26 March, the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission, Ms. Gabriella Vukovich (Hungary), introduced a draft decision (E/CN.9/1999/L.5) entitled "Special themes for the Commission on Population and Development in the years 2000-2004", which was submitted on the basis of informal consultations.

23. At the same meeting, the Commission adopted draft decision E/CN.9/1999/L.5 (see chap. I, sect. C).
 
 

Chapter V

Programme implementation and future programme of work of the Secretariat in the field of population

24. The Commission on Population and Development held a general discussion on item 6 of its agenda, entitled "Programme implementation and future programme of work of the Secretariat in the field of population", at its 3rd meeting, on 23 March 1999. It had before it the following documents:

(a) Report of the Secretary-General on programme implementation and progress of work in the field of population in 1998: Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (E/CN.9/1999/6);

(b) Note by the Secretary-General on the proposed programme of work in population for the biennium 2000-2001: Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (E/CN.9/1999/7);

(c) Note by the Secretariat on the proposed programme of work for the biennium 2000-2001: Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (E/CN.9/1999/CRP.1).

25. At the same meeting, the Director of the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat made an introductory statement.

26. Also at the 3rd meeting, statements were made by the representatives of Sweden, the Republic of Korea, Canada and India and the observer for the Holy See.

27. At the same meeting, statements were made by the representatives of the Economic Commission for Africa, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

28. The representative of Eagle Forum, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, also made a statement.

29. During the discussion, the Commission reviewed and endorsed the proposed programme of work of the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs for the biennium 2000B2001, as set out in the extract from the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2000B2001 of the Department (E/CN.9/1999/CRP.1). It was the view of the Commission that the Population Division must have sufficient resources, and its work programme should be sufficiently flexible, to permit non-programmed work on unforeseen or emerging population issues and to incorporate ad hoc requests. It was also the view of the Commission that the monitoring of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, including reporting on the special themes of the Commission's multi-year work programme, should continue to be a key component of the Division's work programme. The Commission also expressed the view that the Division must have sufficient resources, and initiate the planning of activities, for the years beyond 2001, in order to ensure that it was properly positioned to undertake the second quinquennial review of the Programme of Action in the year 2004.
 
 

Chapter VI

Provisional agenda for the thirty-third session of the Commission

30. At its 5th meeting, on 26 March 1999, following a statement by the representative of Canada, the Commission approved the draft provisional agenda for its thirty-third session contained in document E/CN.9/1999/L.3, as orally amended (see chap. I, sect. B, draft decision).
 
 

Chapter VII

Adoption of the report of the Commission on its thirty-second session

31. At the 5th meeting, on 26 March 1999, the Vice-Chairman-cum-Rapporteur introduced the draft report of the Commission on its thirty-second session (E/CN.9/1999/L.2).

32. At the same meeting, the Commission adopted the draft report and authorized the Rapporteur to finalize it in consultation with the Bureau by incorporating therein the proceedings of the Commission's final meeting.
 
 

Chapter VIII

Organization of the session
 
 

A. Opening and duration of the session

33. The Commission on Population and Development held its thirty-second session at United Nations Headquarters on 22, 23 and 26 March 1999. The Commission held five meetings (1st to 5th).

34. The session was opened by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, who also made a statement.

35. Opening statements were also made by the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund and the Director of the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.
 
 

B. Attendance

36. The session was attended by 43 States members of the Commission. Observers for other States Members of the United Nations, non-member States and an entity maintaining a permanent observer mission to the United Nations also attended. Representatives of specialized agencies, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations also attended. A list of participants is given in annex I to the present report.
 
 

C. Election of officers

37. At its 1st, 2nd and 5th meetings, on 22 and 26 March 1999, the Commission elected the following officers by acclamation:

Chairman:

Robert Louis Cliquet (Belgium)

Vice-Chairmen:

Gabriella Vukovich (Hungary)

Mohammad Ali Zarie Zare (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Markela Castro (Panama)

Vice-Chairman-cum Rapporteur:

Simon B. Arap Bullut (Kenya)
 
 

D. Report of the Bureau on its inter-sessional meeting

38. At its 1st meeting, on 22 March 1999, the Commission heard a statement by Dr. Raj Karim (Malaysia), Chairman of the Commission at its thirty-first session, who introduced the report of the Bureau on its inter-sessional meeting (E/CN.9/1999/CRP.2), held in Kuala Lumpur on 28 and 29 September 1998.

39. At the same meeting, Mr. Ousmane Mahamane Tandina (Niger), Vice-Chairman of the Commission at its thirty-first session, made a statement.

40. Also at its 1st meeting, the Commission took note of the report of the Bureau on its inter-sessional meeting (E/CN.9/1999/CRP.2).
 
 

E. Agenda

41. At its 1st meeting, on 22 March 1999, the Commission adopted the provisional agenda contained in document E/CN.9/1999/1. The agenda was as follows:

1. Election of officers.

2. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters.

3. Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development.

4. World population situation.

5. Work of the Commission on Population and Development in the next quinquennium.

6. Programme implementation and future programme of work of the Secretariat in the field of population.

7. Provisional agenda for the thirty-third session of the Commission.

8. Adoption of the report of the Commission on its thirty-second session.
 
 

F. Documentation

42. The documents before the Commission at its thirty-second session are listed in annex II to the present report.
 
 

G. Consultation with non-governmental organizations

43. In accordance with rule 76 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council, representatives of the following non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Council made statements in connection with agenda items 3, 4 and 6:

General consultative status: International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centres

Special consultative status: Eagle Forum
 
 

Annex I

Attendance
 
 

Members***
 
 

Bangladesh: Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Muhammad Ali Sorcar

Belgium: André Adam, Robert Louis Cliquet, Michel Goffin, Ronald Schoenmaeckers, Hugo Brauwers, Johan Debar, Carla Dauw

Brazil: Elza Berquó, Enio Cordeiro, Antonio Cavalcante

Bulgaria: Vladimir Sotirov, Ivan Balev, Etien Ninov, Zvetolyub Basmajiev

Burundi: Ernest Nzitonda

Canada: Ross Hynes, Roger Ehrhardt, Carol Vlassoff, Daniele Testelin, Denis Stevens, Gloria Wiseman, Sally Andrews, Elissa Golberg, Brigitte Diogo, Drew McVey

Chile: Juan Larraín, Eduardo Gálvez, Veronica Silva, Loreto Leyton, Carola Muñoz

China: Yang Kuifu, Cong Jun, Zhang Xiao'an, Ru Xiaomei, Tan Jian, Feng Guoping, Zhang Yang, Liu Jingtao

Côte d'Ivoire: Largaton Outtara, Brou Jean-Marie Akpoue, Tanoh Laure Aie

Croatia: Alica Wertheimer Baletic, Franka Vojnovic, Zlata Penic, Jasminka Dinic, Ivan Nimac

Egypt: Hazem Fahmy

Ethiopia: Mekonnen Manyazewal, Negussie Teferra, Azanaw T. Abreha

France: Jean Gaeremynck, Alain Lery, Jacques Veron, Jacques Schwartz, Carla Saglietti, François Heran, Jean-Christophe Tallard-Fleury, Serge Tomasi

Germany: Klaus-Henning Rosen, Martin Lutz, Charlotte Höhn, Doris Hertrampf, Reiner Schulz, Rolf Lerch, Walter Steinhoff, Christina Beinhoff, Hans Fleisch, Renate Bähr, René Klaff, Annette Walter

Guinea: Camara Hadja Mahawa Bangoura, Aminatou Barry, Moussa Sidibé, Oumou Bérété, Hadj Balla Moussa Camara

Haiti: Pierre Lelong, Wilfrid Suprena, Jean Maxime Murat, Maryse Narcisse, Henri-Claude Voltaire, Nicole Romulus

Hungary: Gabriella Vukovich, András Klinger, István Posta, Sándor Mózes

India: Kamalesh Sharma, Y. N. Chaturvedi, Satyabrata Pal, Atul Khare, Pravin Chandra Viasaria

Indonesia: Arizal Effendi, Siswanto Agus Wilopo, Mochammad Slamet Hidayat, Darmansyah Djumala, Muthia Zubaida Reza, Cecep Herawan

Iran (Islamic Republic of): Sayed Mohammad Hadi Nejad Hosseinian, Bagher Asadi, Mohammad Ali Motaghi-Nejad, Esmail Afshari, Mohammad Ali Zarie Zare, Mohamad Taghi Cheraghchibashi Astaneh

Italy: Francesco Paolo Fulci, Pier Benedetto Francese, Giovanni Brauzzi, Antonio Golini, Fabio Cassese, Marina Romualdi Vaccari

Jamaica: Easton Williams, David Prendergast

Japan: Ryuichiro Yamazaki, Hitoshi Honda, Makoto Atoh, Wataru Nishigahiro, Hideki Ito, Takashi Okada, Yasuhisa Takeda, Tetsuo Kondo, Tsukasa Sasai, Shinichi Kurita, Norimasa Shimomura, Michiyo Hashiguchi, Haruyo Nakamura, Katsuhide Kitantani, Hiroko Hara

Kenya: Njuguna M. Mahugu, Simon B. A. Bullut, Roselyn Odera

Malawi: David Rubadiri, Dorothy Thunyani, Din Balakasi

Malaysia: Raj Abdul Karim, Azlan Man, Aminah Abdul Rahman, Noor Zaidah Dahalan

Mexico: Rodolfo Tuiran Gutierrez, Mauricio Escanero Figueroa, Gregorio Perez Palacios, Elena Zuñiga Herrera, Roberto Caldera Arroyo, Arturo Ponce Guadian

Netherlands: P. J. M. Verbeek, A. Papineau-Salm, M. I. Cochius, G. de Boer, Th. C. M. Klück, J. Gierveld H. Boschman

Niger: Ousmane Mahamane Tandina, Garba Bassirou

Nigeria: Debo Adeyemi, Ibrahim A. Gambari, G. S. Akunwafor, Patrick Okungbowa, Tolu Fakeye, A. P. Etanomare Osio, L. O. Onoh

Panama: Markela Castro, Judith M. Cardoze

Philippines: Ofelia Templo, Cecilia Santos, Cecile Joaquin-Yasay, Aurora Perez, Tomas Osias, Benjamin de Leon

Republic of Korea: Suh Dae-won, Yoon Jong-soo, Oh Young-ju, Kim Ji-hee, Hong Jeong-kee

Russian Federation: Sergei V. Lavrov, Irena A. Ebarskaya, Aleksandr A. Pankin, Vasilii S. Nebenzia, Dmitri I. Maksimichev

South Africa: L. Abrahams, M. Lehutso-Phooko, K. Brennan, C. Badenhorst

Sudan: Mubarak Hussein Rahmtalla

Sweden: Lars-Olof Eström, Bertil Egerö, Hans Lundborg, Niklas Wiberg, Per Augustsson, Katarina Lindahl

Thailand: Damrong Boonyoen, Apirath Vienravi, Arunrung Phothong

Turkey: Samira Yener, Kemal Madenoglu, Aykut Toros, Feza Öztürk, Rifat Köse, Semra Koral, Demet Güral, Yasar Yaser, Nurcan Müftüoglu, Sema Hosta Özdilekcan, Dilara Kehale

Ukraine: Volodymyr Yel'chenko, Oleksii Holubov, Andrii Beshta, Yevhen Andrianov, Borys Vornyk

United Kingdom of Julia Cleves, Miriam Temin, Phil Mason, John

Great Britain and Hobcroft, John Worley, Emma Spicer, Sandra Kabir

Northern Ireland: Dilys Cossey, Peter Gooderham, Alison Blackburne

United States of America: Betty King, Margaret J. Pollack, Seth Winnick, Peter O. Way, Richard Cornelius, Thomas M. McDevitt, David Searby

Yemen: Abdalla S. Al Ashtal, Mohamed A. Al Sindi, Ali Al-Dailmi, Abdulaziz A. Kaid
 
 
 
 

States Members of the United Nations represented by observers
 
 

Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Benin, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay
 
 

Non-member States represented by observers
 
 

Holy See, Switzerland
 
 

Entities represented by observers
 
 

Palestine
 
 

United Nations Secretariat
 
 

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division), Economic Commission for Africa, Economic Commission for Europe, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
 
 

United Nations bodies
 
 

United Nations Population Fund
 
 

Specialized agencies
 
 

International Labour Office, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, World Health Organization, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
 
 

Intergovernmental organizations
 
 

Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee to the United Nations, Council of Europe, European Community, International Organization for Migration, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Organization of African Unity
 
 

Non-governmental organizations
 
 

General consultative status: American Association of Retired Persons, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centres

Special consultative status: Eagle Forum, International Association of Lawyers

Roster: Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography
 
 

Annex II

List of documents before the Commission at its thirty-second session
 
 

Document number Agenda item Title or description

E/CN.9/1999/1 2 Provisional agenda for the thirty-second session of the Commission

E/CN.9/1999/2 3 Concise report of the Secretary-General on world population monitoring, 1999: population growth, structure and distribution

E/CN.9/1999/3 3 Report of the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Technical Symposium on International Migration and Development of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Task Force on Basic Social Services For All

E/CN.9/1999/4 3 Report of the Secretary-General on the flow of financial resources for assisting in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development

E/CN.9/1999/5 6 Report of the Secretary-General on world demographic trends

E/CN.9/1999/6 6 Report of the Secretary-General on programme implementation and progress of work in the field of population in 1998: Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

E/CN.9/1999/7 6 Note by the Secretary-General on the proposed programme of work in population for the biennium 2000B2001: Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

E/CN.9/1999/L.1 2 Note by the Secretariat on the organization of the work of the session

E/CN.9/1999/L.2 8 Draft report of the Commission on its thirty-second session

E/CN.9/1999/L.3 7 Note by the Secretariat on the provisional agenda for the thirty-third session of the Commission

E/CN.9/1999/L.4 3 Draft resolution entitled "Population growth, structure and distribution", submitted by the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission, Gabriella Vukovich (Hungary), on the basis of informal consultations

E/CN.9/1999/L.5 5 Draft decision entitled "Special themes for the Commission on Population and Development in the years 2000-2004", submitted by the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission, Gabriella Vukovich (Hungary), on the basis of informal consultations

E/CN.9/1999/CRP.1 6 Note by the Secretariat on the proposed programme of work for the biennium 2000B2001: Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

E/CN.9/1999/CRP.2 2 Report of the Bureau of the Commission on Population and Development at its inter-sessional meeting, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 28 and 29 September 1998
 
 

Notes

*/ For the discussion, see chap. II.

**/ For the discussion, see chap. IV.

***/ Cameroon, El Salvador and Paraguay were not represented at the session.

1/ Report of the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 513 September 1994 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.94.XIII.18), chap. I, resolution 1, annex.

2/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 1998, Supplement No. 5 (E/1998/25), chap. I, sect. C, decision 1998/1.