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Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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ACTION IS NEEDED NOW

umanity is approaching a crisis point with respect to the interlocking issues of population, environment, and development. Scientists today have the opportunity and responsibility to mount a concerted effort to confront our human predicament. But science and technology can only provide tools and blueprints for action and social change. It is the governments and international decision-makers, including those meeting in Cairo next September at the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development, who hold the key to our future. We urge them to take incisive action now and to adopt an integrated policy on population and sustainable development on a global scale. With each year's delay the problems become more acute. Let 1994 be remembered as the year when the people of the world decided to act together for the benefit of future generations.

Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The cosponsoring academies wish to thank the Indian National Science Academy for its help in hosting the Summit and wish to acknowledge the generous donations from the following oganizations which made the Summit possible:

Cookson Group plc

Ford Foundation

Henry Moore Foundation

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

MacArthur Foundation

Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation

Packard Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

RTZ Limited

Shell International Petroleum Company Limited

Swedish International Development Authority

The Wellcome Trust

Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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Suggested Citation:"Action Is Needed Now." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 1993. Population Summit of the World's Scientific Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9148.
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