The draft Programme of Action contains a three-paragraph introduction and five chapters. Each chapter contains sections entitled "Basis for Action and Objectives" and "Actions." This summary will emphasize the "Actions" sections of each chapter.
The introduction notes that the Programme of Action outlines policies and measures to implement the principles and fulfill the commitments in the Declaration. It notes the three major themes of the Summit " poverty eradication, productive employment and social integration " and recognizes that many of these issues in the Programme have been addressed in greater detail by previous world conferences.