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A. Population, sustained economic growth and sustainable development:

Selected topics for recommendations include the need to foster sustained economic growth in developing countries by all appropriate means, including reduction of trade barriers, debt relief, investment in sustainable job-creating projects and promotion of relevant technologies. Other topics are the formulation of long-term policies and programmes that simultaneously address population growth, alleviate poverty and reduce social inequality in both rural and urban settings; and ensuring that policies and programmes are responsive to the needs of the poor in all countries, particularly in health, education, training and family planning.