Representatives from sixteen Central and West African nations attended a three-day conference in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, on population problems from Wednesday (June 27th) to Friday (June 29th).
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Background: Representatives from sixteen Central and West African nations attended a three-day conference in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, on population problems from Wednesday (June 27th) to Friday (June 29th). The conference was held in the Higher Institute of Religious Culture.
The meeting was part of the world-wide programme in preparation for the United Nations' World Population Year' in 1974. It was opened on Wednesday by M. Auguste Daubrey, Director of the Ivory Coast National Agricultural Development Bank.
Apart from population experts, there were doctors, clerics, sociologists and economists among the delegates. They discussed not only the principle of population control, but also how this control would affect the development and cultural structure of Central and West African countries.
SYNOPSIS: In the Ivory Coast on Wednesday, Abidjan's Higher Institute of Religious Culture was the meeting-place for a conference on population problems. The opening speech of the three-day conference was made by the Director of the Ivory Coast's Agricultural Development Bank, M. Auguste Daubrey. He introduced the meeting as part of world-wide preparations for the United Nations' 'World Population Year' in 1974.
Among the delegates were representatives from sixteen Central and West African countries. Seated at the speaker's table with M. Daubrey was Ivory Coast Development Institute Director, Father Robert Isaac. To the right, Ivory Coast Public Health Director-General, Doctor Felix Scire.
The delegates represented a cross-section of different professions. In addition to population experts, there were doctors, sociologists, priests and economists. Together they debated not only the principle of population-control, but also how such control would affect development in Central and Western Africa.
Similar conferences are being planned elsewhere to prepare for 'World Population Year'.