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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Cairo, Egypt

5-13 September 1994



"ICPD 94" newsletter, Number 22

Final Issue, December 1994





UNFPA GEARS UP TO IMPLEMENT ICPD PROGRAMME OF ACTION



Immediately after the ICPD Programme of Action was adopted, many

groups turned their focus and their energies to its implementation.



     Not surprisingly, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

has been among the most active in determining what will be needed

to put the commitments of Cairo into practice. All units of the

Fund have been actively engaged in reviewing current practices and

policies to ensure that they fit into the population and

development philosophy embodied in the Programme of Action.



     To complement the work of UNFPA's various geographic,

technical and information/external relations divisions in this

regard, the Fund's Executive Director Dr. Nafis Sadik has announced

the creation of a new unit, the Task Force on ICPD Implementation.



     Under the direction of Dr. Sadik, the Task Force will be

headed by Ms. Catherine S. Pierce, who has been Chief of the Women,

Population and Development Branch of UNFPA's Technical and

Evaluation Division. 



     The Task Force will: plan and support ICPD follow-up

activities at various levels, in cooperation with the UNFPA

divisions and units concerned; report on developments related to

the Programme of Action in the General Assembly, the Economic and

Social Council and other UN bodies; bring ICPD-related matters to

the attention of UNFPA divisions, field offices and Country Support

Teams; and provide secretariat support to the Executive Director

for her ICPD follow-up tasks.



     Summing up the purpose of the new Task Force, Dr. Sadik

stated: "Making sure that the implementation of the Programme of

Action is totally linked with every aspect of UNFPA's work is of

the highest importance to me. This Task Force will work alongside

others in the Fund to make sure that we are at the forefront of

carrying out the international commitments made at the Conference,

to ensure that the promise of Cairo is realized."



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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FOLLOW-UP TO ICPD:



Task Force on ICPD Implementation

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND

220 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.

Tel. (212) 297-5244; Fax (212) 297-5250

(Press inquiries: (212) 297-5279; E-mail: ryanw@unfpa.org)



Director, POPULATION DIVISION

Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis

United Nations, Room DC2-1950

New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.

Tel. (212) 963-3179; Fax (212) 963-2147



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