Social Development Division


EGM on the formulation of integrated Population Policies within the framework of good governance
6-8 September 2005

UNESCWA Conference in Amman on Integrated Population Policies

Under the patronage of Jordanian Prime Minister Adnan Badran, UNESCWA organized, in cooperation with the Higher Council for Population in Jordan, an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the Formulation of Integrated Population Policy within the Framework of Good Governance in Amman from 6 to 8 September 2005.

The aims of the EGM were manifold, primarily: discussing the various factors holding back integrated population policies while leaving a negative impact on the development process; and mobilizing the efforts of decision makers to adopt a framework for good governance that enhances the drafting and execution of integrated population policies targeted at improving quality of life.

At the conclusion, participants reached a number of recommendations stressing the need for political commitment and commitment to a strategic vision setting the main framework for development; establishment of national councils on population in all UNESCWA member countries; and making the work of these councils decentralized in nature. The participants also underscored the importance of cooperation with member countries to activate integrated population policies by establishing mechanisms and identifying executive measures, most important among them measurement indicators for good governance that reflect the effectiveness of government, private sector, and civil society institution performance in formulating and executing integrated population policies.

Final Report of the Meeting (Arabic)
Brochure of the Meeting (Arabic)
Statement of the Executive Secretary (Arabic)
Agenda (Arabic)




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