Implementation of the Dakar/NGOR declaration and the programme of action of the international conference on population and development
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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A consensus is currently emerging at the international level on the concept of sustainable development as outlined in the Brundtland report: a type of development which addresses the needs of the today's generation without undermining those of tomorrow.In adopting the Dakar/Ngor Declaration on Population, Family and Sustainable Development (DND), African governments recognized that sustainable development strategies should concern themselves with the population and its material well-being and in doing so, acknowledged the principle of integrating population factors in development planning so as to achieve a sustainable development. This paper will attempt to review, in Part I, follow-up activities that have been undertaken during the period 1994-1996 in collaboration the Organizations that were mandated to co-operate with ECA in the Follow-up Committee secretariat.