The African population programme
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The General Assembly, in its Unanimously adopted resolution 2211(XXl), had called upon the regional economic commissions and other bodies to develop and strengthen regional and national facilities "for training, research, information and advisory services in the field of population, bearing in mind the different character of population problems in each country and region and the needs arising there from". The importance of strengthening population work at the regional level was further emphasized during the discussions of the 43rd session of the Economic and Social Council in 1967 when the Secretary-General informed the Council of the establishment of a Trust Fund for population activities aimed at expanding on a global scale the commitment of the United Nations in respect of population work. The Trust Fund (now called, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, and administered by the United Nations Development Programme) as envisaged in the Secretary-General's proposals, was to be largely devoted to the development of regional and national facilities.