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United Nations Commission on Population and Development

Through active advocacy at the UN level and with their national governments, the CPD provides an opportunity for civil society to be involved in population and development policy and follow-up initiatives. A Population Committee was established by the Economic and Social Council in  resolution 3 (III) of 3 October 1946. In  resolution No. 49/128 of 19 December 1994, the General Assembly decided that The commission should be renamed the  Population and Development Commission. . In the same resolution, the Council decided that  the Council and the Commission should form a three-tier intergovernmental mechanism that would play a key role in overseeing the implementation of the  Population and Development, and that the Commission, as a technical committee supporting the Council, will monitor, review and evaluate the implementation of the  Action Program at the national, regional and international levels and at the private and public levels. advise the Board about the program. The Commission consists of 47 Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of four years on the basis of geographical distribution. Missions should receive relevant training in population and development. It usually met  every two or three years until 1994, after which it met once a year.

Agenda A : Overpopulation and child restriction policies in highly populated countries

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