Developing international competence in population planning
Building global capacity on fertility management Networking in family planning and health issues Consulting in family health and development issues
Provide a forum and skills exchange for sharing and transfer of experience in national and community-based fertility management and related family health and development activities. Provide technical assistance and consultancy service.
The UN Population Fund has as one of its aims to build up, on an international basis, with the assistance of the competent bodies of the United Nations system, knowledge of and capacity to respond to national, regional, interregional and global needs in population and family planning; promote coordination in planning and programming, and cooperate with all concerned.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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