Volume 62 - Number 3 - Fall 1996

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.

62:30783 Cook, Michael. The new imperialism: world population and the Cairo conference. Mount Series, ISBN 1-86315-070-6. 1994. 141 pp. Little Hills Press: Crows Nest, Australia. In Eng.
This is a collection of eight papers by various authors. The papers attack the International Conference on Population and Development that took place in Cairo in 1994. In the words of the editor of the book, the provision of universal access to family planning and reproductive health services "would almost certainly lead to world-wide legalised abortion, pressure on women to use abortion and decreased freedom of choice for parents to determine the size of their families." He also suggests that a great part of the additional money that was requested during the conference for population activities "would have to come from slashing aid for education, health care, development cooperation, poverty alleviation, disaster relief and so on." Other topics discussed by the book's contributors include the future world scenarios that the conference based its recommendations on; the "doublespeak" in the draft documents considered; what is described as the issue of coercion; the feminist challenge; and what is perceived as the conference's hidden agenda to export the sexual revolution to developing countries. The book concludes with a view of the conference from the Vatican's perspective.
Correspondence: Little Hills Press, 37-43 Alexander Street, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30784 Johnson, Stanley. The politics of population: the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo 1994. ISBN 1-85383-297-9. 1995. 256 pp. Earthscan Publications: London, England. In Eng.
This book concerns the International Conference on Population and Development that took place in Cairo, Egypt, in 1994. "[It] recounts what actually happened at Cairo and how it was achieved. The early chapters look in some detail at the preparations for Cairo, in the context of over three decades of attempts to integrate population, development and environment issues. Focusing on the key controversial questions, including abortion, contraception and adolescent sex, it examines the ways in which attempts were made to reconcile opposing positions. Setting the discussion in a much wider context, it argues that Cairo witnessed a `quantum leap' in the way the population issue is seen, and that the real breakthrough was in making the role of women--and the need to give them control over their own lives--central to the discussion about population, resources and development."
Correspondence: Earthscan Publications, 120 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JN, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30785 Keyfitz, Nathan. Demographic discord. Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1994. 21-7 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This article was written before the International Conference on Population and Development took place in Cairo in 1994. It first describes how rich and poor countries differ on environmental and population issues. The author goes on to compare the difference found between rich and poor countries and between the disciplines of biology and economics regarding the need to control the growth of the world's population. The author considers how such differences might affect the discussions in Cairo.
Correspondence: N. Keyfitz, Harvard University, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

62:30786 Lundh, Christer. Demography, economy and welfare. Scandinavian Population Studies, Vol. 10, ISBN 91-7966-321-4. 1995. 493 pp. Lund University Press: Lund, Sweden; Chartwell-Bratt: Bromley, England. In Eng.
"The Tenth Nordic Demographic Symposium took place at Lund [Sweden] on 12-14 August, 1992. Nearly 200 people from the Nordic and Baltic countries participated....This volume contains a sample of papers from the symposium....The five parts in this anthology reflect the different subjects being examined at the symposium: the demography of the welfare society, economic demography, historical demography, the demography of the non-welfare societies and methods."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Lund University Press, Box 141, 221 00 Lund, Sweden. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30787 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 volumes presenting the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994. "Volume I contains the Programme of Action of the Conference as well as the oral and written statements and reservations on the Programme of Action. Volume II contains an overview of all the statements made at the Conference, as well as the full text of those statements, including the opening and closing statements." For statements in languages other than English, a brief summary in English is provided.
Correspondence: UN Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (UN).

62:30788 United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa [ECA] (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Third African Population Conference. No. E/ECA/POP/APC.3, LC 95-982097. 1994. 81; 71; 230 pp. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Eng.
These three volumes, which are also available in French, represent the proceedings of the Third African Population Conference, held in Dakar, Senegal, December 7-12, 1992. Volume 1 is a report of the conference and related activities, including meetings of nongovernmental organizations, opening addresses, country statements, and a list of participants. Volume 2 contains the reports from individual countries on the implementation of the Kilimanjaro Programme of Action on population. Volume 3 contains the conference papers, which are organized under the following headings: Implementation of the Kilimanjaro Programme of Action; Population Data Collection and Demographic Training and Research in Africa; The Demographic Situation and Future Trends; Family Structure and Dynamics; Trends, Factors, and Consequences of Fertility; and Migration and Refugees.
Correspondence: UN Economic Commission for Africa, P.O. Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30789 United Nations. Secretariat (New York, New York). Report of the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, 5-13 September 1994. No. A/CONF.171/13/Rev.1, Pub. Order No. E.95.XIII.18. ISBN 92-1-151289-1. 1995. iv, 193 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This is a final report from the 1994 conference held in Cairo. It contains the text of the resolutions adopted, primarily concerning the program of action agreed upon at the conference. It also includes some details concerning conference organization and attendance.
This is a revised version of the report published in 1994 and cited in 61:10805.
Correspondence: UN Sales Section, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30790 van Leusden, Hans. Demography on the intersection of society and science: priorities for future research. [Demografie op het snijvlak van maatschappij en wetenschap; prioriteiten voor toekomstig onderzoek.] NIDI Rapport, No. 45, ISBN 90-70990-59-8. 1996. 73 pp. Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
On June 14, 1995--the day of the 25th anniversary of NIDI--a one-day conference was held in The Hague. This report on issues related to future demographic research in the Netherlands is a product of the conference. Representatives from the fields of science, policy, and society examined questions concerning research by NIDI as the national demographic institute and by Dutch universities and research centers as a whole. The country's statistical needs for demographic data were also discussed.
Correspondence: Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut, Postbus 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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