The agreement provided for limited Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip within five years. Under the agreement, Israel promised to withdraw partly from the Jericho area of the West Bank and partly from the Gaza Strip within three weeks of signing.  The Palestinian Authority was created by the agreement (Article III, Transfer of Authority), and Yasser Arafat became the first pa president on July 5, 1994, after the pa`s official inauguration.  1. We parliamentarians met on 3 and 4 September. Meeting in Cairo, Egypt, in September 1994, on the occasion of the International Conference of Parliamentarians on Population and Development to discuss population and development issues on the eve of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), make the following statement: “The Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Region (commonly referred to as the `Cairo Agreement`) was adopted in the Egyptian capital [Cairo] by [ israeli Prime Minister] Signed. Rabin and Arafat, with American, Soviet and Egyptian representatives as witnesses, May 4, 1994. 4. Parliamentarians around the world have long recognized the delicate balance between people and natural resources. We believe that the issue of population should not be considered in isolation, but in the broader context of the sustainable development of the planet for the betterment of humanity: economic activities that improve the quality of life of all by curbing excessive consumption and generating productive growth; poverty reduction; achieve sustainable agricultural and industrial production, energy and natural resources in harmony with the environment; improve health care, quality of education and access to education.
The steps we take now to overcome today`s population and development problems will determine the future course of humanity. Solving these problems is essential to ensure the dignity of all human beings. In addition, it is essential to formulate new and far-reaching economic policies in support of sustainable development and to conclude international agreements based on those policies and approaches. The agreement effectively transferred control of most of the Gaza Strip and an area of sixty-five square kilometers including Jericho and its surroundings to the control of the Palestinian Authority, with Israel retaining control of the borders between these now autonomous territories and the outside world and Jewish settlements in the Strip. The agreement was incorporated and replaced in the Oslo II Accords, officially known as the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip of 24 and 28 September 1995 (Oslo II, Article XXXI, Final Provisions).  The Gaza-Jericho Agreement, officially called the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Territory, was a follow-up treaty to the Oslo I Agreement, which set out the details of Palestinian autonomy.  The agreement is commonly referred to as the 1994 Cairo Agreement. It was signed on May 4, 1994 by Yasser Arafat and then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Other parts of the agreement were the Protocol on Economic Relations (Paris Protocol) and the establishment of the Palestinian Civil Police.
The Paris Protocol regulates economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but actually integrates the Palestinian economy into the Israeli economy.  – Promote and expand cooperation among parliamentarians around the world in the field of population and sustainable development. 12. Given our role in civil society as representatives of the people, we parliamentarians are uniquely able to implement the ICPD Programme of Action adopted in Cairo at the national and subnational levels and to introduce a new concern for the planet and humanity for the continuation of the national policies of our Governments. We call on parliamentarians around the world: – to establish and/or strengthen parliamentary committees on population and development at the subnational, national, regional and global levels; – Sensitize decision-makers and the general public on population and development issues in the global context of sustainable development; – adopt laws enabling Governments to formulate and implement national population policies and programmes, in particular the improvement of the legal, social, economic and cultural situation of women; 13. We hereby commit ourselves to translate our personal commitment into political action, as set out in this Declaration, both in our national legislation and elsewhere, as appropriate, and to encourage others to join us in meeting this urgent challenge. Benny Morris, Righteous Victims, pp. 624-625, Vintage Books, 2001 – generating public support among voters to mobilize and allocate domestic resources in support of the national population and development policies and programs; – establish mechanisms for parliamentarians to monitor and evaluate these policies and programmes in relation to the population; 6. . . .