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International Population Assistance: The First Decade - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080247007, 9781483182209

International Population Assistance: The First Decade

1st Edition

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

Author: Rafael M. Salas
eBook ISBN: 9781483182209
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 484
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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



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



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