Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 8, Population
As the world's population reached 6.1 billion in 2001, the population activities of the United Nations continued to be 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. The United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA), the largest internationally funded source of population assistance, was the lead UN organization for advancing the ICPD Programm of Action. UNFPA's third Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, took office in January and developed a transition plan that had five principal aims: to develop and implement a strategic vision of the Fund's goals and operations; to realign the Fund’s structure to provide greater and more effective support to the field; to invest in and develop UNFPA staff; to improve knowledge sharing and communications, both within UNFPA and between the Fund and its partners; and to increase the visibility of UNFPA and its achievements. The Commission on Population and Development, in April, considered the central theme of population, environment and development. It adopted a resolution on the subject, which it brought to the attention of the Economic and Social Council. Other matters before the Commission included the flow of financial resources to implement the ICPD Programme of Action,world demographic trends and the activities of the UN Population Division. The Population Division continued to analyse world demographic trends and population policies. New publications included World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. v. 55; Vol. 55
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