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    Statement: Thailand.

    Boonyoen D

    [Unpublished] 1999. Presented at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, Thirty-second session, New York, New York, March 22-31, 1999 3 p.

    In this document the Thai delegate to the Thirty-second Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development addresses the Commission. During the past couple of years, the delegate states, the world economy has been in a turbulent and devastating state, affecting particularly developing countries. Natural disasters and environmental degradation caused by unbalanced growth and resource mismanagement under the name of economic and technological development have worsened the situation. However, recovery from this severe hardship is expected to be long and difficult for these countries--among them Thailand. Aware of the difficult and complex nature of the situation, Thailand has placed great importance on a new approach to population and development strategies at all levels. Population trends and structure in Thailand have shown a classic pattern of progress, which has enabled the country to continue enjoying its demographic bonus. However, the economic crisis of 1997 together with some of the problems that arise from unbalanced economic growth, overly rapid urbanization, and large scale internal and cross border migration has caused many health and social problems. Thailand still needs external cooperation and support--specifically in the form of human resource development, resource mobilization, and strengthening of information management and monitoring systems. Despite the attendant difficulties, Thailand will remain firm in its strong commitment and determination to carry out and support the International Conference on Population and Development Program of Action.
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    Report of the evaluation of UNFPA assistance to Colombia's Maternal, Child Health and Population Dynamic's Programme, 1974-1978.

    Reynolds J; Belmar R; Rodriquez-Trias H; Segovia J; Frieiro L

    New York, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, July 1981. 181 p.

    This report for UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities) on Colombia's Maternal and Child Health and Population Dynamics (MCH/PD) program was prepared by an independent team of consultants which spent 3 weeks in Colombia in February 1980 reviewing documents, interviewing key personnel and observing program services. The report consists of 8 chapters. The 1st describes the terms of references of the evaluation mission. The 2nd chapter provides background information on Colombia and identifies some of the principal environmental factors that affect the program. Chapter 3 describes the organizational context within which the program operates. The chapter also includes a discussion of the UNFPA funding and monitoring mechanism and how that affects program planning and operations. Chapter 4 is a description of the program planning process; goals, strategies and objectives, and of the UNFPA and government inputs to the program between 1974-1978, the period under review. A large part of the report is devoted to describing and assessing each program activity. Chapter 5 consists of descriptions of management information; maternal care; infant, child and adolescent care; family planning; supervision; training; community education; and research and evalutation studies. Chapter 6 is an analysis of the program's impact on: maternal morbidity and mortality; infant morbidity and mortality; and fertility. Chapter 7 summarizes the Mission's conclusions and lists its recommendations. The final chapter deals with the Mission's position in relation to the 1980-1983 proposal. Appendices provide statistical data on medical activities, contraceptive distribution and use, content of training courses, target population, total expenditures, and norms for care, as well as organizational charts, individuals interviewed, and UNFPA assistance to other agencies in Colombia. (author's modified)
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