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U.N. Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East. ECAFE Population Division Clearing House and information activities for the 70s.
In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference, Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers, New York City, April 1974. K.H. Speert, et al., eds. Wash.,D.C., APLIC, Dec. 1974, pp. 161-182Add to my documents.
In: The United Nations Population Award, 1993. Laureates: Dr. Frederick T. Sai and Population Problems Research Council of the Mainichi Shimbun. Acceptance speeches and other statements. Award ceremony, New York, 16 September 1993. [Unpublished] 1993. .Nafis Sadik, Secretary of the Committee for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), summarized the accomplishments of the recipients of the 1993 UNFPA award. Awards were presented to Dr. Frederick T. Sai of Ghana and to the Population Problems Research Council of Mainichi Shimbun of Japan. The 10 members of the selection committee represented 10 member countries of the UN. Awards are based on accomplishments in creating awareness of and solutions to population questions. Dr. Sai was selected for his leadership and organizational ability in assisting developing countries in establishing family planning (FP) programs. Dr. Sai is known for his expertise and research in nutrition, community welfare, and FP. The Population Research Council was selected for its achievements in using the Mainichi Shimbun, a leading Japanese newspaper, to provide information on population issues and in other efforts to publish population information. The Council is known for its biennial surveys of FP in Japan between 1950 and the present. The awards help to focus and highlight awareness on population and related issues. The following documents are included in the 1993 award booklet: statements of the Secretary General and the Chairman of the UNFPA Award Committee and the acceptance speeches of Dr. Sai and Mr. Tadao Koike, President of the Population Research Council of Mainichi Shimbun. These statements were made to remind people of the importance of population programs and to indicate what can be achieved.
In: The United Nations Population Award, 1993. Laureates: Dr. Frederick T. Sai and Population Problems Research Council of the Mainichi Shimbun. Acceptance speeches and other statements. Award ceremony, New York, 16 September 1993. [Unpublished] 1993. 5-9.This statement was made by Dr. Nicolaas H. Biegman in introducing the winners of the UN Population Award for 1993. 10 individuals and eight institutions received past awards. Current Committee members represent Burundi, Belarus, Cameroon, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Rwanda. The Secretary General and the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund also participate in the decision making. Past honorary members are Mrs. Robin Chandler Duke, a champion of health education and family planning (FP) and women's reproductive rights and Chairperson of Population Action International, and H.E., Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, a former President of Mexico and host of the 1984 International Conference on Population in Mexico City. Nonattendees and past honorary members include Mr. Takao Fukuda, the former Prime Minister of Japan, and Mr. Bradford Morse, former Ambassador of the UN Development Program. The award for 1993 was presented to Dr. Fred Sai and to the Population Problems Research Council (PPRC) of the Mainichi Shimbun, Japan. Dr. Sai was recognized for his achievements in assisting developing countries and for demonstrated expertise in population and FP and community health and nutrition. His considerable organizational skills were instrumental in the formation of National FP Associations in several African countries and of other international groups such as the Conference on Population and the 1987 WHO and UN Children's Fund Meeting on Infant and Young Child Feeding. Dr. Sai served as Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the forthcoming UN Conference on Population and Development. His writings reflect both the practical need for comprehensive approaches to development and compassion and concern for ethical and human dimensions. Dr. Sai has promoted FP in his capacity as President of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Recognition is given to Mainichi Shimbun's PPRC for its lengthy outstanding achievements in promoting domestic population awareness and in encouraging Japan's support for global programs. Both awards show how individuals and institutions can find solutions and promote awareness and understanding of population issues.
In: The United Nations Population Award, 1993. Laureates: Dr. Frederick T. Sai and Population Problems Research Council of the Mainichi Shimbun. Acceptance speeches and other statements. Award ceremony, New York, 16 September 1993. [Unpublished] 1993. 1-4.This statement by Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the UN, introduces the new 1993 winners of the UN Population Award. The winners are Dr. Fred Sai of Ghana and the Population Problems Research Council (PPRC) of Mainichi Shimbun, represented by the President, Mr. Takao Koike. The award is shared this year because of the pioneering efforts of this individual and this institution. The UN General Assembly established this award in 1981 in order to recognize within the international community the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups to population issues. The awards recognize accomplishments achieved under different national, social, and economic conditions. The 1993 award winners highlight new possibilities in a world where the greatest challenge is development. Peace is tied to development, and democracy and human rights will not be attained without development. Social peace and political stability are intertwined in the process. Poverty is prevalent in countries where there are large families. Food production is strained by population numbers. Food purchases may not be an option for some. There is pressure to work marginal land and to overwork fertile land. These practices harm the environment and are not sustainable. Rural conditions promote migrations to cities, which, under conditions of rapid growth, creates social deprivation, tension, and disease as well as some social and economic advantages. International migration is also desirable as a means of obtaining a higher quality of life. Family life can be disrupted, and women are placed in hardship positions. The UN Population Fund has recognized international migration and mass movements due to war, famine, natural disaster, and economic conditions. The impact on regulation has proven to be troublesome. The State of World Population report identifies social tension and political upheaval as potential outcomes. The UN Population Fund's activities should be viewed as part of a wider effort in balancing development with population, consumption, and environmental concerns. Dr. Sai is recognized for leadership in family planning, primary health care, and community participation. The PPRC is recognized for its research studies and surveys on population issues.
In: The United Nations Population Award, 1993. Laureates: Dr. Frederick T. Sai and Population Problems Research Council of the Mainichi Shimbun. Acceptance speeches and other statements. Award ceremony, New York, 16 September 1993. [Unpublished] 1993. 17-20.The acceptance statement of Mr. Takao Koike to the Committee for the UN Population Award for 1993 includes a thank you to the UN Committee on behalf of the Population Problems Research Council, of which Mr. Koike is President. The address summarizes the 44 years of Council operations. The population need in 1949 was to come to terms with the 6.2 million people crowded on four islands and beset with hunger and unemployment. Eight million infants were born between 1947-49. In 1952, the newspaper Mainichi Shimbum, which supports the Council, invited Margaret Sanger to address the issue of birth control. Her views were heard in three major cities, on radio shows, and among women's groups. Interest in family planning increased following her visit. The largest activity of the Council is the continuation of the annual National Opinion Survey on Family Planning which was established in 1950. The 21 surveys that were conducted illustrate the Japanese demographic transition. The Council is now prepared to address global population and environmental problems. An international symposium on the survival of mankind was supported by the Council in 1989. The issues of importance are identified as overpopulation and nuclear weapons. Agreements on arms reductions between world leaders will be part of the global solution. The population bomb has no such mechanism for defusion. The International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo will provide a structure for addressing development and the well-being of the world population. There is promise in recent scientific advances but also undesirable side effects of further population growth. The central objective is balance between the earth and habitation. Population problems are the most serious faced ever by man. Faith in human wisdom provides solace, and the belief that man will not ignore his responsibilities to future generations provides some hope.
ADVANCES IN CONTRACEPTION. 1993 Jun; 9(2):129-39.Quality of care means that the needs of the clients should be the major determinant of the behavior of the providers and the goal of the programs. Quality of care can be considered a right of the clients, defining clients not only as those who approach the health care system for services but also as everyone in the community who is in need of services. Any member of the community who is of reproductive age should be considered a potential client for family planning (FP) services. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has outlined 10 rights of FP clients: rights to information, access, choice, safety, privacy, confidentiality, dignity, comfort, continuity, and opinion. Program managers and service providers should achieve fulfillment of the rights of the FP clients. This goal is directly related to the availability and quality of FP information and services. The responsibilities for quality of care are distributed throughout the whole FP program, but those who are actually seen as most responsible are the ones who are in direct contact with the clients; the service providers. The needs of the service providers can be enumerated as a need for training, information, infrastructure, supplies, guidance, back-up, respect, encouragement, feedback and self-expression. The interaction between clients and providers of contraceptive services could be an exchange of knowledge, needs, and experience that contributes to the personal growth of both. Quality of care involves physical, technical, and human aspects. When fulfilling the rights of the clients and needs of the service providers, both technical and human aspects should be taken into account.
New York, New York, Population Council, . , 88,  p.This annual report of the Population Council for 1986 is divided into 3 sections covering 3 divisions: the Center for Biomedical Research, the Center for Policy Studies and International Programs, and Program Support and Services, which includes the Office of Communications. The introductory part of the report includes a listing of the board of trustees, and a summary message from the president, George Zeidenstein, at his 10th anniversary. The Center for Biomedical Research conducts practical research for actual development of contraceptives and supports basic research on topics in reproductive physiology. Examples of current projects are subdermal implants, contraceptive rings, progestin-releasing IUDs, and antifertility vaccines. The Center for Policy Studies has a Director and 11 associate staff doing research on population issues and related communication activities; supports research in Third World institutions through the International Research Awards Program on the Determinants of Fertility in Developing countries; participates in the Demographic and Health Surveys project; and publishes the Population and Development Review. The International Programs section worked principally on introducing Norplant implants worldwide, enhancing women's participation in development programs, and incorporating demographic factors into the development process. The program has regional offices in Bangkok, Cairo, and Mexico City, and its sub-Saharan African program, managed from the New York office. The Office of Communications provides population information to professionals worldwide, and publishes the Population and Development Review and Studies in Family Planning, as well as fact books, handbooks, and the Annual Report. Each subsection concludes with a listing of publications by staff and fellows. The report ends with financial statements and complete lists of fellowships, awards, contracts, publications, and staff.
Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian. 1985 Summer; 4(4):35-42.Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the oldest and largest voluntary family planning organization in the US, was established in 1916 to fulfill the need to provide both information and services to women so that they could choose whether or when to have children. This focus on reproductive health care and reproductive rights is the major thrust of the Federation's provision of information and services to all who want and need them. The history of the Federation's early struggle for survival and gradual expansion of medical services offered, are outlined. The structure of the Federation is described in order to explain how the various services are provided. In its provision of educational services, the national office (located in New York City) focuses on training and educational materials and also provides educational services, such as training workshops. The Katharine Dexter McCormick Library serves the organization's goals by publishing family planning bibliographies, performing literature searches on LINK, an in-house database, and providing reference services to a worldwide clientele. The Library has developed in organization, scope and national recognition. Its collection has grown to include about 4000 books, 50,000 articles and clippings, and 150 periodicals, representing all points of view.
ESCAP/POPIN Expert Working Group on Development of Population Information Centres and Networks, 20-23 June 1984, Bangkok, Thailand.
Population Headliners. 1984 Jul; (112 Suppl):1-6.An overview of current population information programs at the regional, national, and global level was presented at a meeting of the Expert Working Group on Development of Population Information Centres and Networks. On the global level, the decentralized Population Information Network (POPIN) was established, consisting of population libraries, clearinghouses, information systems, and documentation centers. The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Regional Population Information Centre (PIC) has actively promoted the standardization of methodologies for the collection and processing of data, the use of compatible terminology, adoption of classification systems, computer-assisted data and information handling, and improved programs of publication and infomration dissemination, within and among national centers. Among the national PICs, 83% are attached to the primary national family planning/fertility control unit and 17% are attached to demographic data, research, and analysis units. Lack of access to specialized information handling equipment such as microcomputers, word processors, and computer terminals remains a problem for PICs. Recommendations were made by the Expert Working Group to improve the functions of PICs: 1) the mandate and resoponsibilities of the PIC should be explicilty stated; 2) PICs should collect, process, and disseminate population information in the most effective format to workers in the population feild; 3) PICs should be given flexibility in the performance of activitites by their governing bodies; 4) short-term training should be provided in computerization and dissemination of information; 5) research and evaluation mechanisms for PIC activities should be developed; 6) PIC staff should prepare policy briefs for decision makers; 7) access to parent organizations should be given to nongovernment PICs; 8) study tours to foreign PICs should be organized for PIC staff; and 9) on-the-job training in indexing and abstracting should be provided. Networking among PICs can be further facilitated by written acquisition policies, automation of bibliographic information, common classification systems, and exchange of ideas and experience between various systems.
International Library Review. 1980; 12:259-67.Documentalists and librarians should promote the development of a collaborate network of libraries to increase the availability of family planning information and materials throughout the world. There has been a phenomenal increase in family planning information in recent years and it is becoming increasingly difficult for small libraries and libraries located in developing countries to make this information available to their users. The network should promote resource sharing between libraries within each country. A national documentation center should be established in each country and every region should have a regional documentation center. The regional centers would work to promote the world wide sharing of population information. Specific suggestions for facilitating information sharing at each network level were provided, and the functions performed by the WHO Regional Documentation Center on Human Reproduction, Family Planning, and Population Dynamics, established in 1973 in New Delhi, were also described.
Paper prepared for Expert Group Meeting on Clearing House Facilities, London, Oct. 1971. 20 p. (Occasional Paper of East-West Communications Institute)Add to my documents.
[A follow-up to the Bucharest Conference. The ''Popins'' project of information exchange in demography] Un prolongement a la Conference de Bucarest. Le projet ''Popins'' d'echange d l'information demographique.
Population. 1977 May-Jun; 32(3):659-674.Add to my documents.
Paper presented at Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, New York, June 1977. 17 pAdd to my documents.
In: Information in Support of Population Activities. Paris, UNESCO, 1974, pp. 55-67Add to my documents.
In: Information in Support of Population Activities. Paris, UNESCO, 1974, pp. 29-39Add to my documents.
In: Information in Support of Population Activities. Paris, UNESCO, 1974, pp. 10-14Add to my documents.
In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference, Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers, New York City, April 1974. K.H. Speert, et al., eds. Wash.,D.C. APLIC, Dec.1974, pp. 183-187Add to my documents.
In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference, Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers, New York City, April 1974. K.H. Speert, et al., eds. Wash.,D.C., APLIC, Dec.1974, pp.93-104Add to my documents.
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Paper presented at the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, Second Asian Population on Conference, Tokyo, November 1-13, 1972. 15 p. (Unpublished)Population and family planning programs in Asia are in a new phase characterized by a wide variety of behavioral and media-oriented research stressing communication and education. The main audiences for information on population and family planning are program administrators, program planners and policymakers, and program practitioners. While there is always a need for more information, there is also a need for the establishment of "clearinghouses" for information and communications materials. International agencies already provide some clearinghouse services. Among these are: 1) storage, retrieval, and dissemination of sample education and training materials and of research and consulting reports; 2) information services for family planning professionals and interested laymen; 3) translation services; and 4) storing and cataloguing of holdings, referring users to original sources. There are limitations to existing services, however. There is no central international headquarters to provide specialized services, such as translation, classification, copyright clearance, annotation, and abstracting. Information about existing resources is not always available to those who need it. The cost of reproducing and distributing materials prevents much valuable knowledge and information from reaching those who could use it. Several steps could be taken to improve the collection and dissemination of information. Asian population programs should encourage the development of "linker" institutions to make research more available. Staff "linker" roles should also be developed within agencies related to country programs. An extension system, consisting of a network of "linker" institutions within Asian countries, should also be encouraged. This system should be served by an international clearinghouse. The microfiche system for reproducing, transmitting, and retrieving materials should be encouraged.