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Partners in Population & Development 97 Meeting

Unity mail chris at unity.co.uk
Sun Nov 16 14:01:40 EST 1997

The Virtual Press Office for the Partners in Population & Development 97
Meeting is now open - http://www.presspack.com

The Partners is a group of ten developing countries with successful
population and reproductive health programmes. It was formed after the 1994
Cairo International Conference on Population and Development to share ideas,
experience and resources between these ten countries and with other
developing nations.

This meeting is important because:

Two new members - China and Pakistan - are due to be admitted to the group
and both are talking about future directions for their policies on
population and reproductive health

It reports on successful Partners projects such as a West African network of
12 French-speaking countries headed by Morocco and Tunisia, two of the
founding countries in the Partners

The meeting is taking place in Bangladesh and this site will have extensive
reports on journalist visits to remarkably successful projects in this
country with a very low per capita income and enormous environmental


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