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[About this Page]
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The United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held from 5-13 September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. During this two week period world leaders, high ranking officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies gathered to agree on a Programme of Action.


The United Nations General Assembly has held debate on this matter. The Earth Negotiations Bulletin has published a summary of this debate as Vol. 3 No. 8.


During the follow-up to the Conference the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will be placing links from this page to the documentation available on- line that is related to the Conference. This will include:

- The Final Programme of Action agreed to in Cairo (Linkages hypertext version).

- The ENB summary of the International Conference on Population and Development

- UN Documents from the Conference

- Full text of United Nations Agency Statements

- Full Text of Government Statements

- Full text of NGO Statements

- Photos from the Event

- Press Releases and Speeches

- Articles Prepared by the Women's Feature Service

- Articles from Inter-Press Services

- Articles Prepared by the Third WorldNetwork

- WEDO Fact Sheet on Human Rights


The Coordinating Committee for the US Network for Cairo has published updates during June, July and August. Also, Bela Abzug has sent an open letter to members of the Women's Caucus.

The July issue of the "ICPD 94" newsletter is available on the POPIN gopher in English, Frenchand Spanish. This issue includes information on what to expect in Cairo, a proposed timetable for the Conference, information for Conference participantsand news on NGO accreditation and representation.

The official documentation from before the Conference has been posted by the United Nations:

  • The document under negotiation at the ICPD was the draft Programme of Action of the Conference (A/CONF.171/L.1) which is available in English French and Spanish.