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A/CONF.167/L.6/Add.15


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4 May 1994

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Agenda item 9 (b) 
 
CONSIDERATION OF PLANS AND PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABLE 
DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES AND THE UTILIZATION 
OF THEIR MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES, WHICH INCLUDES MEETING 
ESSENTIAL HUMAN NEEDS, MAINTAINING BIODIVERSITY, AND IMPROVING 
THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ISLAND PEOPLE, AS WELL AS MEASURES THAT 
WILL ENABLE SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES TO COPE EFFECTIVELY, 
CREATIVELY AND IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES 
AND TO MITIGATE THE IMPACTS ON AND REDUCE THE THREATS POSED TO 
MARINE AND COASTAL RESOURCES: CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT 
PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL 
ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES 
 
Report of the Main Committee 
 
Rapporteur: Mr. Takao SHIBATA (Japan) 
 
Addendum 
 
Chapter XIV 
 
Human resource development 
 
1.The Main Committee held a number of informal meetings on chapter  
XIV of the draft programme of action (A/CONF.167/L.1) and  
considered it at its .... meeting, on .... May. 
 
2.At the same meeting, the Committee approved the following  
amendments: 
 
(a)Paragraph 58 was amended to read as follows: 
 
"The smallness and vulnerability of small island developing States  
necessitates special attention to population issues, education  
and training, and health for effective human resource  
development. Poor health and social services and nutrition and housing, low levels of female  
participation in development, the current insufficiency of  
education, information and means, as appropriate, for the  
responsible planning of family size, and inadequate family  
planning services all demonstrate the need for attention to  
human resource development issues. In addition, the uncounted  
costs of drug abuse include rising health costs, increased  
unemployment and the diversion of scarce human resources. High  
population densities and growth, as well as depopulation in  
some areas, are constraints to achieving sustainable  
development in many small island developing States. Increasing  
attention must be given to the concept of island carrying  
capacity and environmental health, especially for fragile and  
highly populated environments in urban areas, coastal zones  
and hillsides"; 
 
(b)Section A, subparagraph (iii), was amended to read as follows: 
 
"Improve urban/rural settlements, in consultation with local  
communities, by giving priority to the improvement of basic  
services, such as access to potable water, environmentally  
sound sewage treatment and disposal, shelter, education,  
family planning and health care, as well as the elimination of  
poverty; ensuring that development projects are people- 
centred, have explicit environment and health objectives;  
ensuring adequate resources for public health and preventive  
medicine activities; and considering urban development  
options, including decentralization"; 
 
(c)After section C, subparagraph (vii), a new subparagraph (viii)  
should be inserted, reading: 
 
"Support an integrated approach to drug-abuse control, in  
accordance with international conventions, including the 1961  
United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1972  
Protocol amending the Single Convention, the 1971 United  
Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the 1988  
United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic  
Drugs and Psychotropic Substances"; 
 
(d)At the end of section C, a new paragraph should be inserted,  
reading: 
 
"The recommendations and language contained in the present chapter  
should in no way prejudge discussions at the International  
Conference on Population and Development, to be held in Cairo  
from 5-13 September 1994". 
 
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