• Short Summary

    THE FOURTH CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA OPENED IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, ON FEB 19.

  • Description

    THE FOURTH CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA OPENED IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, ON FEB 19. DISCUSSION OF CURRENT ECONOMIC TRENDS IN AFRICA AND WAYS TO SPEED UP THE CONTINENT'S ECONOMIC GROWTH WERE THE MAIN TASKS OF THE CONFERENCE.

    AMONG THE SPECIALIZED REPORTS PREPARED FOR THE SESSION IS A STUDY OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN CERTAIN AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES. AS A RESULT, SOUTH AFRICA IS NOT REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING.

    MR. E.H. LOUW, SOUTH AFRICAN FOREIGN MINISTER, HAS SAID HIS GOVERNMENT FEELS THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA "COULD BE SEIZED UPON FOR HOSTILE DISCUSSIONS ON DOMESTIC POLITICAL ISSUES" THAT COULD LEAD "A PURELY ECONOMIC ORGANISATION INTO A FORUM FOR POLITICAL PROPAGANDA", AND THUS DENY IT THE OPPORTUNITY OF SERVING ITS REAL PURPOSE.

    WITH DELEGATES FROM 34 MEMBER COUNTRIES AND SIX ASSOCIATE MEMBERS, THE SESSION, LASTING TWO WEEKS, WILL CONSIDER TOPICS RANGING FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING AN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, WILD LIFE CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION, TO TOURISM, A STUDY OF AFRICAN TIMBER TRENDS, FISHERIES, AND THE CONTROL OF LOCUST INFESTATIONS.

    MR CHESTER BOWLES, PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ADVISER ON AFRICAN, ASIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS, HEADED THE AMERICAN OBSERVER DELEGATION. RUSSIAN IS ALSO REPRESENTED BY AN OBSERVER A ONE MINUTE SILENCE IN REMEMBRANCE OF ETHIOPIAN EMPRESS ITEGUE MENEN, WHO DIED FEB 15.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BR5USEN589E1SFPTWWBVLYMK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BR5USEN589E1SFPTWWBVLYMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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