POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT:
AN EVOLVING DEBATE*
Jacques du Guerny
Chief, Population Programme Service
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.
* Conference delivered at the Instituto da Defesa Nacional, Ministerio da Defesa Nacional,
Lisbon (Portugal), 4 May 1995
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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
The implications of the debate: translating
theory into action
The renewal of the debate: some examples
II. TOWARDS A HOLISTIC STRATEGY OF POPULATION AND
The contribution of global United Nations
Policy and programme implications of the new
New Frontiers for population in sustainable
The role of migration in urban growth