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I. PREAMBLE:

The preamble will convey the vision and purpose of the ICPD and define the context of the proposed action programme. It will cover the following elements: brief survey of present population dynamics, bringing out the interaction between population, sustained economic growth and sustainable development; overview of experience gained in the field of population policies and programmes during the past 20 years; presentation of the objectives and general goals; introduction to the set of actions necessary to achieve these objectives; indication of the resources and efforts required for implementation of the action programme; and reference to relevant intergovernmental instruments relating to population, economic and social development and sustainability.