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    Representatives from 21 nations have been meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to study the effect of population on the overall social and economic development of Africa.

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    Representatives from 21 nations have been meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to study the effect of population on the overall social and economic development of Africa.

    The meeting, organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, began on Monday (18 December).

    During the five-day conference, delegates are discussing the close relation between the prevailing population and the implementation of social and economic planning.

    The meeting was opened by the assistant Executive Secretary General of the E.C.A., Mr. P. Rajaobelina. He said the high level of population growth in most African countries was expected to begin to decline about the middle of the next decade.

    He urged the conference to attempt to isolate high population areas that might impede rapid social and economic development, and, on the other hand, the areas of low growth which might hamper the proper utilisation of available resources.

    SYNOPSIS: In Addis Ababa's Africa Hall, delegates from twenty-one nations meet to study the effect of population on the overall social and economic development of Africa. The meeting was organised in Ethiopia by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Among African nations represented were Egypt, Ghana, Gabonese Republic, Morocco and Mauritius, some of which have their own special problems of over or under-population.

    The meeting was opened by the assistant Executive Secretary General of the Economic Commission, Mr. P. Rajaobelina, who said the high level of population growth in most African countries was expected to begin to decline about the middle of the next decade.

    He urged the conference to attempt to isolate high population areas that might impede rapid social and economic development and, on the other hand, the areas of low growth which might hamper the proper utilisation of available resources.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EK1DAKLAXONNUKD3EKB1FAMS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EK1DAKLAXONNUKD3EKB1FAMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
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    N/A

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