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The ICPD was considered by the 48th session of the UN General Assembly on 4-5 November 1993. The annotated outline was the focus of many statements during the Second Committee debate. During the discussion, delegates raised a number of key points, including:

The General Assembly also agreed that: the ICPD Preparatory Committee become a subsidiary body of the General Assembly (a change from its status as a subsidiary body of ECOSOC); the ICPD Secretary-General should prepare by February 1994 the first draft of the final substantive document of the Conference; PrepCom III would be extended by one week (4-22 April 1994); and two days of pre-Conference consultations will be convened in Cairo (3-4 September 1994).

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