Paragraphs 64.A(iii) still contains reference to family planning and health care and (iv) still contains reference to maternal and child health care and the responsible planning of family size. However, a new paragraph 65 was added, which reads: "The recommendations and language contained in this chapter should in no way prejudice discussions at the International Conference on Population and Development to be held in Cairo in September 1994." This is similar language to that used in Chapter 5.66 of Agenda 21.
Other recommendations for national action include: infuse sustainable development ideas into education curricula; improve urban/rural settlements, including through the promotion of projects aimed at the elimination of poverty; promote and strengthen the role of major groups; seek to improve the quality of education, training and human resource development; and encourage the use of traditional knowledge and skills in environment, resource management and health. Recommended regional action includes support for the national actions and enhancement of regional cooperation on these issues. Recommended international action includes support for the national actions as well as support for: an integrated approach to drug-abuse control; environmental education programmes specific to islands; and scientific and technical training. [Return to start of article]