International Population Assistance: The First Decade

International Population Assistance: The First Decade

A Look at the Concepts and Policies Which Have Guided the UNFPA in its First Ten Years

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Rafael M. Salas
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182209

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International Population Assistance: The First Decade provides a comprehensive account of the establishment, development and operation of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities. The title identifies the principles guides the Fund, traces the growth of the funds policies, and examines the future of the fund. The coverage of the text includes the topics such as education and communication, family planning, and funding population assistance. The selection also covers funds policies on data collection, international assistance, and following up on the fund’s programs. The book will be of great interest to economists, sociologists, and political scientists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Chronology: Events Leading to the Establishment of Operational Activities of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities in 1969

    UNFPA: Concepts, Principles and Procedures

    Chapter 1 Basic Principles Guiding the UNFPA

    Defining "Population Activities"

    General Guidelines

    Guidelines for the UNFPA from Its Governing Bodies




    Chapter 2 Bucharest and After

    World Population Conference 1974

    Developing a Sufficiency Society

    World Population Plan of Action

    The Role of the UNFPA in a Restructured United Nations Economic and Social Program

    New International Economic Order

    Technical Co-operation Among Developing Countries Program

    Chapter 3 Creating Awareness of Population Problems

    Promoting Awareness, UNFPA Role in

    World Population Year 1974, UNFPA Responsibility for

    The Role of the Media

    Involving Parliamentarians in Population Issues

    Chapter 4 Data Collection

    Chapter 5 Developing Countries

    Responsibilities of

    Differences between and among Developing Countries on Population Matters

    Absorptive Capacity

    Developing Self-Reliance

    Involving Individuals in Decision-Making

    Chapter 6 Education and Communication

    Chapter 7 Family Planning


    Factors Affecting Fertility Trends

    Socio-Cultural, Factors Affecting Family Planning

    Contraceptives: Technology and Community-Based Distribution of

    Assistance to Countries with Low Fertility

    Chapter 8 Following up on UNFPA-Funded Program




    Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Chapter 9 Funding Population Assistance

    Donors to the Fund

    Resources versus Demands for Assistance

    Multi-Bi Funding

    Chapter 10 International Assistance, the Nature of


    External Assistance, the Marginality of

    Chapter 11 International Co-operation, the Need for .in Population and

    Other Matters

    Chapter 12 Population and Development

    Relationship Between Population and Development

    Development Planning

    Chapter 13 Population Assistance: Global Role of UNFPA

    Multilateral Population Assistance, Advantages of

    United Nations Agencies, UNFPA's Relationships with

    Co-ordination, the Need for and the Fund's Role in

    Global Assistance, Changing Patterns in

    New Trends in Population Programs

    Regional Variations: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East

    Chapter 14 Population Concerns, Special Dimensions of

    An Overview

    Population Projections

    Views on the Population Debate

    Population Policies, Development of

    Chapter 15 Population and Its Unique Relationship to ...

    ... Employment

    ... Food

    ... Health and Nutrition

    ... Human Rights

    ... Law

    ... Peace and Stability

    ... Population Distribution

    ... Poverty

    ... Religion

    ... Resources

    ... The Role of Women

    ... Rural Development

    ... Urbanization

    ... Youth and the Aged

    Chapter 16 Programming Population Assistance

    Appraising Proposed Population Projects

    Delivery of Programs

    Direct Funding

    Executing Agencies

    Foreign Experts, Recruitment of


    Infrastructure Support

    Local Costs, Funding of

    Multi-Country Activities, UNFPA Support of

    Non-Governmental Organizations, UNFPA's Relations with

    Population Needs, Assessment of

    Priorities, Determining in the Allocation of UNFPA Resources

    Country Programming



    UNFPA Coordinators, Their Role in the Field


    A List of Statements from which Quotations are Taken

    B Selected Statements of the UNFPA Executive Director (Reprinted in Full)

    The Formative Years: The Beginnings of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities

    Asia: An Area Assessment

    Scope and Direction: First Report to the Governing Council

    International Population Assistance - A Spur to National Effort

    Population and the Media: An Added Dimension

    Population Assistance and the UNFPA - Responding to the Countries Own Assessments of Their Needs

    A Tribute to General William H Draper, Jr

    Population Assistance Since Bucharest - Developing a Consensus on Priorities for Population Resources

    Responsiveness and Innovation: The Role of the UNFPA in a Restructured United Nations Economic and Social Program

    Interurban Man: The Dynamics of Population in Urban and Rural Life

    Population and the New International Economic Order

    The Implications of Change

    The UNFPA: Progress Report 1978

    C The State of World Population Reports:



    D Recent Trends in International Population Assistance

    E Priorities in Future Allocation of UNFPA Resources

    F UNFPA Support of Inter-country Activities


Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182209

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