Emperor Haile Selassie on Saturday (26 May) laid a foundation stone of a new United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) building in Addis Ababa.
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Background: Emperor Haile Selassie on Saturday (26 May) laid a foundation stone of a new United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) building in Addis Ababa.
The Ethiopian Emperor performed the ceremony on the eve of the opening the Organisation of African Unity's (OAU) tenth summit conference. The summit was originally due to start on Saturday, but was postponed until Sunday to allow more time for speech-making by African heads of state at the OAU's tenth anniversary celebrations.
The United Nations Secretary General Mr. Kurt Waldheim, made a speech at the ceremony in which the Emperor placed a memorial scroll beneath the foundation stone.
The ECA's 43 member states include Ethiopia. The organisation was founded in 1958 to assist economic development in Africa.