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World Population and the United Nations : Challenge and Response - Stanley P. Johnson

World Population and the United Nations

Challenge and Response

Paperback Published: 7th March 1988
ISBN: 9780521311045
Number Of Pages: 396

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First published in 1987, this book is about the challenge posed by the unprecedented growth of the world's population and the response that has been made to that challenge by the United Nations and its system of agencies. It focuses in particular on the creation, in 1969, of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) as the principal instrument for the United Nations' population programmes and on the work undertaken by the United Nations and its specialized agencies, including the World Bank, in this field. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing the actual achievements, in terms of demographic policies and falling birth rates, which have been realised in different parts of the developing world. At a time when there is a good deal of criticism of the United Nations and its agencies, this book makes it clear that here at least is one area where the world organization is continuing to make an important contribution towards the solution of the most important problem of our time.

Introduction
the rise of concern
The breakthrough in the Untied Nations
The role of the agencies
Four reports
UNFPA: the early days
The World Population Conference, Bucharest, 1974: preparations and general debate
The World Population Plan of Action
Falling birth-rates: Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Evolving perceptions
The International Conference on Population, 1984
China, the United States and the United Nations
Postscript and conclusions
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521311045
ISBN-10: 0521311047
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 7th March 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58