People: An International Choice

People: An International Choice

The Multilateral Approach to Population

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Rafael M. Salas
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156460

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People: An International Choice: The Multilateral Approach to Population focuses on the United Nations Fund for Population Activities' (UNFPA) international population policy, with emphasis on its multilateral approach to the world population problem. It examines how the UNFPA has tied its population programs with general social and economic progress. The methods that were used in building up the Fund to serve as an honest broker between the developed and the developing countries, as well as its successes and failures in responding to requests for aid, are discussed. This book is comprised of 10 chapters and begins with an overview of the UNFPA and its principles with respect to population problems. UNFPA has three quite different constituencies within the United Nations system whose support it needs to remain viable and to develop effective programs: the donors (primarily in the developed world), the recipients (primarily in the developing world), and the organizations carrying out UNFPA-financed programs. Subsequent chapters consider the UNFPA's early population programs and the steps it has taken to address the growing population worldwide, including staff recruitment and fundraising. This monograph should be of interest to those concerned with public sector management, development assistance, and population programs, or with improving international relations.

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

    Staff 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 Home 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 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156460

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Rafael M. Salas

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