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[Unpublished] 1984. 51 p.This listing of research projects funded since 1980 by WHO's Diarrhoeal Diseases Control Programme, is arranged by project title, investigator and annual budget allocations. Project titles are listed by Scientific Working Grouping (SWG) and include research on bacterial enteric infections; parasitic diarrheas; viral diarrheas; drug development and management of acute diarrheas; global and regional groups and research strengthening activities. SWG projects are furthermore divided by geographical region: African, American, Eastern Medierranean, European, Southeast Asian and Western Pacific. The priority area for research within each SWG is specified.
Bethesda, Maryland, International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, . 20 p.The International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics (IIVRES) is a non-governmental, international organization free from political, commercial or national affiliation. Its principal objective is to promote the improvement of civil registration of births and deaths and other vital events and the compilation of vital statistics from such registration records. National officials responsible for civil registration or vital statistics in countries that are members of the UN or UN specialized agencies are eligible for membership. International agency personnel with related responsibilities are also invited to join. The annual Directory of Members is based on information received from countries and agencies, the IIVRES Chronicle, and a series of technical papers. This Directory lists 346 national members in 150 countries, as well as 31 international officials and technical assistance advisers. The national members include 79 from Africa, 55 from North America, 40 from South America, 86 from Asia, 56 from Europe, and 30 from Oceania.
Sydney, Australia, United Nations Information Center, 1985. 97 p.This booklet, describing support available from the UN, is a valuable resource for decision-makers and others interested in development issues. The South Pacific, a vast oceanic region of 100s of scatted islands, is rapidly changing. Since the early 1960s, 11 South Pacific countries have attained self-government or independence, and 5 are now numbered among the 159 member states of the UN. New issues and events keep the region is sharp international focus. While technological progress has reduced distances between the islands, the South Pacific countries continue to face many development challenges in health, housing, education, and adequate nutrition and water supplies. Growing urbanization, increased dependence on imported foods, and cash crops for exports are affecting the environmental and cultural patterns of the South Pacific. These issues are of primary concern to both the South Pacific and the UN. Over 30 of the UN family of agencies are cooperating with the governments of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Republic of Palau (Belau), Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa. The UN provides expertise and training opportunities, as well as capital assistance, to help improve the lives of the South Pacific islanders as they move towards self-sufficiency.
Bangkok, Thailand, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 1987. xxvi, 323 p. (ST/ESCAP/551.)The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific issues this 1987 supplement to the 1984 DIRECTORY OF POPULATION EXPERTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. A complete re-survey of population experts was made since the publication of the 1984 directory in order to update addresses and to identify additional population experts. This volume is divided into 2 parts: first is an 18-page index listing experts by 37 fields of specialization, followed by 323 pages of experts' personal profiles. Index entries include an abbreviation of the country in which the expert is working and the page number of his/her personal profile. Profiles are organized alphabetically by surname. Personal data include date of birth, current address and telephone number, education, mother tongue, proficiency in other languages, areas of expertise, description, employer, responsibilities, employment record, previous consultancies, and important publications.
Report on developments and activities related to population information during the decade since the convening of the World Population Conference, Bucharest, 1974.
New York, United Nations, 1984 Jun. vi, 52 p. (POPIN Bulletin No. 5 ISEA/POPIN/5)A summary of developments in the population information field during the decade 1974-84 is presented. Progress has been made in improving population services that are available to world users. "Population Index" and direct access to computerized on-line services and POPLINE printouts are available in the US and 13 other countries through a cooperating network of institutions. POPLINE services are also available free of charge to requestors from developing countries. Regional Bibliographic efforts are DOCPAL for Latin America. PIDSA for Africa, ADOPT and EBIS/PROFILE. Much of the funding and support for population information activities comes from 4 major sources: 1) UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA): 2) US Agency for International Development (USAID); 3) International Development Research Centre (IRDC): and 4) the Government of Australia. There are important philosophical distinctions in the support provided by these sources. Duplication of effort is to be avoided. Many agencies need to develop an institutional memory. They are creating computerized data bases on funded projects. The creation of these data bases is a major priority for regional population information services that serve developing countries. Costs of developing these information services are prohibitive; however, it is important to see them in their proper perspective. Many governments are reluctant to commit funds for these activites. Common standards should be adopted for population information. Knowledge and use of available services should be increased. The importance os back-up services is apparent. Hard-copy reproductions of items in data bases should be included. This report is primarily descriptive rather than evaluative. However, given the increase in population distribution and changes in government attitudes over the importance of population matters, the main tasks for the next decade should be to build on these foundations; to insure effective and efficient use of services; to share experience and knowledge through POPIN and other networks; and to demonstrate to governments the valuable role of information programs in developing national population programs.