UN Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs,
with support from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
European and North American Nations to Convene Population Conference The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the Council of Europe and UNFPA will join forces from 23 to 26 March 1993 in Geneva, Switzerland to convene the 1993 European Population Conference. This intergovernmental conference, which will examine the most significant demographic issues facing the ECE region, which includes both Europe and North America, is part of the important preparatory process for the International Conference on Population and Development, 1994. The Conference will include delegates from Member States of ECE and the Council of Europe. Other Member States of the United Nations, organizations and agencies of the United Nations system, the European Community, international and regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, as well as a small number of individual experts, will also be invited. Objectives of the Conference are: (1) to review, examine and analyse key population-related issues in countries of the region; (2) to evaluate the implementation of population-related policies in those countries; and (3) to prepare a set of recommendations addressing key issues and policies in the ECE region. The recommendations will be submitted as the ECE contribution to the International Conference on Population and Development, 1994. The agenda comprises international migration, fertility and the family, health and mortality, population growth and age structure, and international cooperation in the field of population. The final session of the Conference will be devoted to the adoption of a formal report of the proceedings and conclusions and recommendations for the 1994 International Conference. An ad hoc intergovernmental preparatory meeting was convened from 3 to 4 November 1992 in Strasbourg, France, to prepare for the regional conference.