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Requests the Secretary-General: to give high priority to the monitoring of world population trends and policies; to work on the studies on the interrelationships between population, resources, environment and development, studies on the interrelationships between population and the status and role of women, comparative analysis of population policies, periodic revision of estimates and projections of population and its structure and of urbanization, analysis of mortality, in particular infant and child mortality, studies on reproductive behaviour and on family planning and its demographic impact, studies on internal and international migration and on comparative patterns of urbanization and population distribution; dissemination of population information and development of the Population Information Network (POPIN); to start substantive preparatory work for the international meeting on population in 1994; to work closely with Member States, other organizations of the UN system, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in the implementation of programmes; to improve communication and coordination between the Population Division, the regional commissions and Governments in order to prepare the most accurate and widely accepted population estimates and projections possible; to strengthen interdisciplinary technical co-operation activities; to evaluate and analyse experience in these activities and report on requirements for population specialists.
Adopted at the 35th plenary meeting, 26 July 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 2nd regular session of 1989, Geneva, 5-28 July 1989. - E/1989/INF/10. - 29 Aug. 1989. - p. 23-26. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1A.