People: An International Choice

People: An International Choice

The Multilateral Approach to Population

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: Rafael M. Salas
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181868

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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

  • Foreword


    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 170
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181868

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Rafael M. Salas

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