The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity meeting in its Sixtieth Ordinary Session, in Tunis, Tunisia, from 6 to 11 June 1994;
Having considered the report of the Secretary-General in the field of Population and Development Policy in Africa - Document CM/ ;
Recalling the recommendations on population and development issues contained in the Lagos Plan of Action (LPA), the Kilimanjaro Programme of Action, the World Population Plan of Action (WPPA) as re-affirmed at the International Population Conference in Mexico and in Africa's Priority Programme for Economic Recovery (APPER), and reiterated in the Dakar/NGOR Declaration;
Taking into account the recommendations of the Inaugural Meeting of the African Population Commission on population and development in Africa held in Addis Ababa on 16-18 May 1994;
Recalling also the successive resolutions adopted by various Sessions of the OAU Labour Commission and Council of Ministers on Population Matters;
Mindful of the importance of population factors and their integration in socio-economic development;
Appreciative of the fact that in order to be able to systematically and meaningfully address its population and development policy programme, the OAU General Secretariat requires adequate financial, human, technical and material resources:
1. TAKES NOTE of the Draft Declaration on Population and Development in Africa as adopted by the Inaugural Meeting of the African Population Commission, and recommends it for the endorsement by the Assembly.
2. CALLS UPON the Secretary-General, in collaboration with relevant African and international organizations dealing with population and development to mobilize financial and technical assistance from international organizations dealing with population and development for the attainment of the objectives set for the African Population Commission;
3. URGES Member States, to establish National Population Commissions, where they do not exist, and to strengthen technical cooperation relations with African regional and sub-regional organizations dealing with population and development problems;
4. COMMENDS the UNFPA for its financial assistance to the OAU in the area of population and development policy, and requests it to continue its support; and
5. REQUESTS the Secretary General to report regularly to the Council of Ministers on the activities of the Member States on population and development policy programmes.