UN Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs,
with support from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

Egypt to host 1994 Conference

Egypt to Host 1994 Conference

Egypt will host the International Conference on Population and Development 

in Cairo from 5 to 13 September 1994. The Economic and Social Council, 

acting upon the recommendation of the Economic Committee, adopted a 

resolution on 30 July 1992 accepting Egypt's offer to host the 1994 event.

At a press conference on 3 August, Dr. Nafis Sadik, Executive Director of 

UNFPA and SecretaryGeneral of the Conference, expressed her gratification 

for Egypt's offer. She noted that this would be the first international 

population conference to take place in Africa, a region that had the world's 

highest population growth rate, and one that was grappling very seriously 

with population issues. Egypt, she said, had made remarkable progress on the 

population front, and had reduced its population growth rate considerably.

Also present were Dr. Mohamed Noman Galal, Charge d'affaires of the Egyptian 

Mission to the United Nations, and Mr. Shunichi Inoue, Deputy 

Secretary-General of the Conference and Director of the Population Division 

in the Department of Economic and Social Development.

Dr. Galal reiterated his country's commitment to the success of the 1994 

Conference, and said his Government was gratified that its offer had been 

accepted. Egypt, he said, was an important crossroads, not just 

geographically, but politically and socially. It was a link between the 

world's oldest civilizations and the newer, technologically-oriented ones. 

As the host country, Egypt will be responsible for providing premises and 

facilities for the conference as well as funding the travel of United 

Nations staff and covering support costs.

Cairo's state-of-the-art International Conference Centre will be the venue 

for the nine-day meeting. The Centre, which can accommodate over 4,000 

persons, is ideally located in Nasr City, 15 minutes from Cairo's 

International Airport and near a number of modern hotels. It is equipped 

with audio-visual systems, computers, voting systems, facilities for 

simultaneous translation, a business centre, press centre, exhibition area 

and banquet facilities.

Economic and Social Council resolution 1992/37

International Conference on Population and Development

The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolutions 1989/91 of 26 July 1989 and 1991/93 of 26 July 


1. 	Takes note of the report of the Secretary General of the International 

Conference 		on Population and Development on the preparations for the 

Conference; 1/

2. 	Accepts with gratitude the offer of the Government of Egypt to host the 			


3. 	Decides to convene the Conference in Cairo from 5 to 13 September 1994.

1/ E/19g2160.

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