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1/ Report of the United Nations Conference on Environmentand Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992, vol. I,Resolutions Adopted by the Conference (United Nations publication,Sales No. E.93.I.8 and corrigenda), resolution 1, annex II.

2/ The source for the population figures in paragraphs 1.3and 1.4 is World Population Prospects: The 1994 Revision (UnitedNations publication, forthcoming).

3/ See Report of the United Nations World PopulationConference, Bucharest, 19-30 August 1974 (United Nationspublication, Sales No. E.75.XIII.3).

4/ See Report of the International Conference on Population,Mexico City, 6-14 August 1984 (United Nations publication, SalesNo. E.84.XIII.8 and corrigenda).

5/ See Report of the World Conference to Review and Appraisethe Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality,Development and Peace, Nairobi, 15-26 July 1985 (United Nationspublication, Sales No. E.85.IV.10).

6/ See First Call for Children (New York, United NationsChildren's Fund, 1990).

7/ See Report of the United Nations Conference onEnvironment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992 (UnitedNations publication, Sales No. E.93.I.8 and corrigenda).

8/ See The Final Report of the International Conference onNutrition, Rome, 5-11 December 1992 (Rome, Food and AgricultureOrganization of the United Nations, 1993).

9/ See Report of the World Conference on Human Rights,Vienna, 14-25 June 1993 (A/CONF.157/24 (Part I)).

10/ General Assembly resolution 47/75.

11/ General Assembly resolution 48/163.

12/ See Report of the Global Conference on the SustainableDevelopment of Small Island Developing States, Bridgetown,Barbados, 25 April-6 May 1994 (United Nations publication, SalesNo. 94.I.18 and corrigenda).

13/ General Assembly resolution 44/82.

14/ General Assembly resolution 47/92.

15/ Resolutions 36/8 and 37/7 of the Commission on the Statusof Women (Official Records of the Economic and Social Council,1992, Supplement No. 4 (E/1992/24), chap. I, sect. C, and ibid.,1993, Supplement No. 7 (E/1993/27), chap. I, sect. C).

16/ General Assembly resolution 45/199, annex.

17/ See Report of the Second United Nations Conference on theLeast Developed Countries, Paris, 3-14 September 1990(A/CONF.147/18), part one.

18/ General Assembly resolution 46/151, annex, sect. II.

19/ Children, as appropriate, adolescents, women, the aged,the disabled, indigenous people, rural populations, urban populations, migrants, refugees, displaced persons andslum-dwellers.

20/ Unsafe abortion is defined as a procedure for terminatingan unwanted pregnancy either by persons lacking the necessaryskills or in an environment lacking the minimal medical standardsor both (based on World Health Organization, The Prevention and Management of Unsafe Abortion, Report of a Technical Working Group,Geneva, April 1992 (WHO/MSM/92.5)).

21/ Safe motherhood aims at attaining optimal maternal andnewborn health. It implies reduction of maternal mortality andmorbidity and enhancement of the health of newborn infants throughequitable access to primary health care, including family planning,prenatal, delivery and post-natal care for the mother and infant,and access to essential obstetric and neonatal care (World HealthOrganization, Health Population and Development, WHO PositionPaper, Geneva, 1994 (WHO/FHE/94.1)).

22/ Which could include children, adolescents, women, theaged, the disabled, indigenous people, rural populations, urbanpopulations, migrants, refugees, displaced persons and slum-dwellers.

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