POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT:

AN EVOLVING DEBATE*

Jacques du Guerny

Chief, Population Programme Service

FAO, Rome

The views expressed in the paper are those of the author and do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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* Conference delivered at the Instituto da Defesa Nacional, Ministerio da Defesa Nacional, Lisbon (Portugal), 4 May 1995


TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

I. SHOULD IT BE "POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT" OR "POPULATION OR DEVELOPMENT"?

The classic debate: is there a conflict between population and development?

The dramatization of the debate: the population "bomb"

The implications of the debate: translating theory into action

The renewal of the debate: some examples

II. TOWARDS A HOLISTIC STRATEGY OF POPULATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The contribution of global United Nations Conferences

Policy and programme implications of the new paradigm

New Frontiers for population in sustainable development

The role of migration in urban growth

CONCLUSION