1217. Demographic questions

The General Assembly, Considering that there is a close relationship between economic problems and population problems, especially with regard to countries which are in the process of economic development, Bearing in mind the resolutions of the General Assembly and of the Economic and Social Council which refer to the relations existing between economic development and social change, Recalling that international co-operation towards economic development will be more effective when more is known about the population changes that accompany such development,

1. Invites States Members, particularly those which are in the process of economic development, to follow as closely as possible the interrelationships existing between economic and population changes;

2. Invites the attention of the Economic and Social Council and of the specialized agencies concerned to the growing importance of this question;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to ensure the co-ordination of the activities of the United Nations in the demographic and economic fields, particularly with reference to countries which are in the process of economic development;

4. Requests the Economic and Social Council to include pertinent information concerning the demographic activities of the Council in the chapter on economic development of its annual report to the General Assembly.

730th plenary meeting,
14 December 1957.

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