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CPD-32

32nd Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development
22-31 March, 1999

ICPD +5 Preparatory Meeting
24-31 March, 1999

ICPD +5 Informal Consultations 5-7 May 1999
May 5     May 6     May 7 (and short analysis)    

BRIEFING for Thursday, 1 April

DAILY COVERAGE

Extended for one more day, the Commission on Population and Development acting as the preparatory committee (PrepCom) for the UN Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) for the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action (POA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held its Closing Plenary, suspended its work and adjourned at 8:30 pm. Delegates first convened informally at 3:00 pm to discuss outstanding issues including participation of NGOs in the Special Session and when to convene the resumed PrepCom. A clean text of agreed changes thus far to the Draft Working Paper on proposals for key actions for further implementation of the ICPD POA was distributed, as well as a Compilation of Amendments submitted by delegations. In the Closing Plenary, delegates adopted documents regarding UNGASS on the draft provisional agenda and organizational matters, the establishment of the list of speakers for the debate in Plenary, and arrangements for the accreditation of NGOs. A decision on when to hold the resumed PrepCom will later be taken after further consideration by the Bureau.

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Scenes from the Closing Plenary . . . . .
UNFPA Executive Secretary Nafis Sadek said she hoped the PrepCom would find a way to finish the document to allow for high-level participation at UNGASS, the value of which would be more political commitments, beneficial to all countries where UNFPA works
In his concluding remarks, PrepCom Chair Anwarul Karim Chowdhury said although time could have been managed better during the PrepCom, progress was made and the intent is there to finish work well ahead of time so that UNGASS is a success.
UNFPA Executive Secretary Nafis Sadek and PrepCom Chair Anwarul Karim Chowdhury (left)

 

 

Nafis Sadek with Vladimar Zelenov and Maritza Struyvenberg of the ECOSOC Secretariat peruse the clean text of agreed changes to the Draft Working Paper distributed at the Closing Plenary

 

M. Nizamuddin, Director, Technical and Policy Division, UNFPA, with Executive Director Nafis Sadek
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Joseph Chamie, Director of the DESA Population Division thanked delegates, the Bureau, the supportive staff and particularly Chair Chowdhury for navigating the Preparatory Committee through difficult waters
Delegates discuss the clean text of agreed changes to the Draft Working Paper

Argentina and Nicaragua (left)

The US and Canada (right)

Ross Hynes, Canada and PrepCom Vice-Chairman
Ms. Hertrampf, Germany, spoke on behalf of the EU
During the Working Group, Norway proposed compromised text promoting the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity as a public health priority and reproductive rights concern, after delegates could not reach consensus as to whether it should be promoted as a human rights issue
The dias at the end of the Closing Plenary
After the Closing Plenary, Libya, Iran and Sudan thank the Chair for his hard work

Delegates congratulate June Persaud, G77/China Chair, on a job well done
Ahmed Amaziane, Mission of Morocco to the UN (left)

The delegate of Zambia with the G77/China Chair

A reporter interviews Chair Chowdhury after the Closing Plenary
Kira Schmidt, ENB writer, discusses PrepCom progress thus far with Musafare C. Nyamudahondo, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the UN, and answers questions regarding the ENB

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