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SUMMARY OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE ICPD PREPARATORY COMMITTEE: 4-22 APRIL 1994

The third session of the Preparatory Committee for the International Conference on Population and Development was held at UN Headquarters in New York from 4-22 April 1994. Delegates spent three weeks of intense negotiations on the draft Programme of Action to be adopted at the Conference, which will be held in Cairo from 5-13 September 1994. Although delegates were able to agree on most of the Programme of Action, some fundamental issues remain unresolved: definitions of "reproductive and sexual health," "reproductive rights," and "safe abortion;" reproductive health services for adolescents; and resource allocation for population and development policies.