Volume 61 - Number 3 - Fall 1995

P. Professional Meetings and Conferences

Proceedings of professional meetings of general demographic concern, except for proceedings coded under the specific topic discussed and cross-referenced to this heading. Items about conferences are also classified under this heading.

61:30801 American Statistical Association (Alexandria, Virginia). American Statistical Association, 1993 proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. [1993]. xv, 877 pp. Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of meetings held in San Francisco, August 8-12, 1993, and in Fort Lauderdale, January 3-5, 1993, organized by the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. The papers are organized under 15 categories, including immigration, population estimates, health and fertility, family size and needs, family characteristics, and several categories concerning data collection and statistical methodology. The primary geographical focus is on the United States.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: American Statistical Association, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30802 Atoh, Makoto. The global significance of the Cairo conference: the new program of action of the International Conference on Population and Development. Jinko Mondai Kenkyu/Journal of Population Problems, Vol. 50, No. 3, Oct 1994. 1-17 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Jpn. with sum. in Eng.
"The [1994] International Conference on Population and Development was held in Cairo, Egypt....In this essay I briefly described global population trends and [their] economic and ecological implications, stated the temporal progress from arguments in the three Preparatory Committees toward the achievement of consensus at the end of the Cairo Conference, summarized and commented [on] each chapter of the Programme of Action, clarified the major characteristics of the Cairo document compared to the documents in Bucharest and Mexico City, and finally discussed the effectiveness of the strategy suggested in the Cairo document for addressing population and development issues in the context of sustainability."
Correspondence: M. Atoh, 7-606 Kuzugaya, Midori-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kangawa, Japan. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30803 Bogue, Donald J. Demographic implications of NAFTA: toward an integrated demography of America. ISBN 1-884211-01-2. Mar 1995. 68 pp. Social Development Center: Chicago, Illinois. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of a colloquium held during the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, held in Miami, Florida, which examined the demographic implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The six contributions examine the demographic impact of NAFTA in Mexico, family characteristics and the Canadian-U.S. border, the implications for cooperation among North American demographers, the likely effect of NAFTA on the population characteristics of the three countries concerned, and the implications for demography and demographers in the region.
Correspondence: Social Development Center, 1313 East 60th Street, Suite 67, Chicago, IL 60637. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30804 Cliquet, R. L.; Thienpont, K. Population and sustainability: A challenge for the twenty-first century. Results of the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, September 5-13, 1994. [Bevolking en duurzaamheid: een Uitdaging voor de 21ste eeuw. Resultaten van de Internationale Conferentie over Bevolking en Ontwikkeling, Cairo, 5-13 September, 1994.] CBGS Monografie, No. 1994/2, 1994. v, 244 pp. Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudien [CBGS]: Brussels, Belgium; Algemeen Bestuur van de Ontwikkelingssamenwerking [ABOS]: Brussels, Belgium. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"This monograph sketches the background, the preparations, the process and the contents of the ICPD, and evaluates its results and recommendations by confronting the ICPD Action Programme with the current scientific literature." The authors conclude that, compared with the findings of current research on population issues as revealed in the published literature, the conference probably underestimated the seriousness and urgency of the issues at stake. "Although the ICPD Action Programme considers all of the major subjects which had to be dealt with, some essential topics, such as the stabilization of the world population at replacement level, the interaction between population growth and environmental deterioration, and the association between overconsumption and ecological decay, should have been treated more thoroughly or in greater detail."
Correspondence: Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudien, Markiesstraat 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30805 Duran, Khalid. The population debates of Cairo from an Islamic viewpoint. [Die Bevolkerungsdebatte von Kairo aus muslimischer Sicht.] Europa Archiv, Vol. 49, No. 23, Dec 10, 1994. 667-74 pp. Bonn, Germany. In Ger.
This paper focuses on Islamic attitudes toward the population issues discussed at the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in September 1994.
Correspondence: K. Duran, Middle East Forum, Philadelphia, PA. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

61:30806 Germany. Bundesinstitut fur Bevolkerungsforschung (Wiesbaden, Germany). International Conference on Population and Development 1994 (ICPD 1994)--opening addresses, German speeches, conference report, and action program. [Internationale Konferenz 1994 uber Bevolkerung und Entwicklung (ICPD 1994)--Eroffnungsansprachen, deutsche Redebeitrage, Konferenzbericht und Aktionsprogramm.] Materialien zur Bevolkerungswissenschaft: Sonderheft, No. 26, 1994. 274 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Eng; Ger.
This publication contains selected documents from the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994. Included are the opening addresses, speeches by members of the German delegation, an evaluation of the conference results, and German translations of the conference report and action program.
Correspondence: Bundesinstitut fur Bevolkerungsforschung, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 6, Postfach 5528, 6200 Wiesbaden, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30807 Japan. Institute of Population Problems (Tokyo, Japan). International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, September 1994). Institute of Population Problems Research Series, No. 282, Mar 15, 1995. 201 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Eng; Jpn.
This report is concerned with the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo. It includes the texts of some of the inaugural addresses made at the conference, the program of action, and a selection from the coverage of the conference by the Japanese press.
Correspondence: Institute of Population Problems, Ministry of Health and Welfare, 1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-45, Japan. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30808 Pavlik, Zdenek. The world in the eyes of demography. [Svet ocima demografie.] Demografie, Vol. 37, No. 1, 1995. 1-8 pp. Prague, Czech Republic. In Cze. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author discusses world population dynamics in the context of the global population conferences that have been held since 1965 and their activities and goals.
Correspondence: Z. Pavlik, V Holesovickach 40, 180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30809 Sinding, Steven W. From demographic targets to individual need: implications for field programmes. Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Vol. 13, No. 1, Mar 1995. 48-51 pp. Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Eng.
The author discusses the accomplishments of the recent International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo. "At Cairo the nations of the world agreed that government should give special attention to the education of girls, the health of women, the survival of infants and young children, and, in general, the empowerment of women at the same time that they provide comprehensive reproductive health services to enable couples to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children."
Correspondence: S. W. Sinding, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2702. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30810 United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] (New York, New York). National perspectives on population and development. Synthesis of 168 national reports prepared for the International Conference on Population and Development, 1994. Pub. Order No. E/4200/1995. ISBN 0-89714-125-3. 1995. viii, 112 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This report is divided into two parts. The first part synthesizes changing national perspectives on the interrelations among population, development, and the environment; the role and status of women; and political commitment to population concerns. The second part examines changing global conditions in population growth and structure, health, fertility, and migration.
Correspondence: United Nations Population Fund, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30811 United Nations. Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis (New York, New York). Population and development. Volume 1: programme of action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994. No. ST/ESA/SER.A/149, Pub. Order No. E.95.XIII.7. ISBN 92-1-151278-6. 1995. vii, 100 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This is the first of two planned volumes emanating from the Cairo conference. This first volume "contains the Programme of Action of the Conference as well as the oral and written statements and reservations on the Programme of Action." The second volume will include the texts of all the statements made at the conference.
Correspondence: UN Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30812 Westoff, Charles F. International population policy. Society, Vol. 32, No. 4, May-Jun 1995. 11-5 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
The author reviews the successes and failures of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, Egypt, in September 1994. He suggests that the conference missed the opportunity to focus on the seriousness of global population trends by allowing itself to be diverted to consideration of such topics as the empowerment of women and reproductive health concerns. "The good news from Cairo is the promise of a significant infusion of money into the field; however, a third of that is slated for women's reproductive health and HIV/AIDS-prevention programs. The conference was a resounding success for the advocates of women's reproductive health but a disappointment to many concerned about population growth. And the two are not synonymous."
Correspondence: C. F. Westoff, Princeton University, Office of Population Research, 21 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08544-2091. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).


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