Yearbook of the United Nations, 2000. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 8, Population
In 2000, with the world's population reaching6.06 billion at mid-year, UN activities in the field of population were guided by the Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the key actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action adopted at the twenty-first special session of the General Assembly in 1999. A top priority for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the largest internationally funded source of population assistance and the lead UN organization for advancing the ICPD Programme of Action, was the development of anew global strategy for reproductive health commodity security. UNFPA also continued to mobilize human and financial resources to provide universal access to primary education and reproductive health care; to work with both men and women to break the vicious cycle of discrimination and gender-based violence; and to focus many of its projects on young people, who needed better information and services. The Fund further strengthened emergency reproductive health services in order to help millions of people fleeing armed conflict and natural disaster,and joined with partners to protect the health of mothers and decrease maternal mortality by expanding the availability and use of emergency obstetric care for complications of pregnancy and childbirth. At its thirty-third session, the Commission on Population and Development considered the central theme of population, gender and development. It adopted a resolution on the subject,which was brought to the attention of the Economic and Social Council. The Commission considered the key actions for the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action and discussed national experience in population matters. With regard to its future work, the Commission reaffirmed that Population, environment and developmentwould be the special theme for 2001,and decided that future special themes would beReproductive rights and reproductive health in2002, and Population, education and developmentin 2003. During the year, the United Nations Population Division continued to analyse demographic trends and population policies and to prepare and publish population estimates and projections.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2000. v. 54; Vol. 54
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