People: An International Choice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080210292, 9781483181868

People: An International Choice

1st Edition

The Multilateral Approach to Population

Authors: Rafael M. Salas
eBook ISBN: 9781483181868
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 170
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People: An International Choice: The Multilateral Approach to Population documents the experiences and thoughts of Rafael Salas in pioneering the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). This book details the birth, principles, setting forth, and maintenance of this United Nations (UN) action program in population. All the faced risks and challenges are laid down, along with the successes and accomplishments in pioneering this UN program. This book will be invaluable to government and private sectors interested and concerned with the study of human population and its implications for development.

Table of Contents



1. At the Onset

The Inheritance

The Fund's First Principles

Three Constituencies

2. In the United Nations

Early Programs

Efforts to Become Operational

Transfer of the Fund

3. First Steps

S1aff Recruitment

The Fund and the United Nations

Establishing the Fund's Program

UNFPA's Principles and Procedures

Fund-raising: First Stage

Establishment of Advisory Groups

Consultations with the United Nations Organizations

The Program Consultative Committee

Government Forums

4. The Promotional Phase

The Next Programming Stage

Making the Fund Known

At Horne on a Plane

5. Institutionalization

Terms of Reference

The Governing Council

6. Building the Structure

Management Approach

Personnel and Personality

Field Staff

7. The Fund's Approach to Assistance

Countries are Sovereign

Marginality of International Assistance

Developing Self-reliance

Beyond Family Planning

Development and Population

With the Catholics

A Matter of Values

8. The Road through Bucharest

World Population Year

Substantive Role of the News Media

The World Population Conference

9. Taking Stock

Program me Delivery

Major Global Projects

Fund-raising: Second Stage

10. At the Gateway

The Changing Scene

Rhetoric and Understanding

The Programs Today

On Resources

Program Priorities

As We Move

Appendix I. Representatives of Governments and Organizations

Appendix II. Former and Present UNFPA Professional Staff in Headquarters and the Field

Name Index

Subject Index


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