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    The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has gathered together several major African organizations - like the Organization of African Unity and various pan-African trade, cultural and scientific bodies - in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to discuss Africa's international relationships.

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    The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has gathered together several major African organizations - like the Organization of African Unity and various pan-African trade, cultural and scientific bodies - in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to discuss Africa's international relationships. The four-day seminar opened in the Ethiopian capital on Tuesday (3 September).

    The highly technical seminar, bringing together teams of skilled scientists, economists and various other experts, was also discussing a twelve-point agenda including the present and future of inter-African organizations, relations with the United Nations agencies, and the contribution participating organizations could make to drought problems in the giant Sahel belt stretching across Africa under the Sahara desert.

    SYNOPSIS: Teams of African experts in science, economics, trade, transport and government among other fields gathered in Africa Hall in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, this week. They're meeting under the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to discuss African international relations. The experts - from several African organizations - began their four-day semina on Tuesday.

    They've also been discussing, on a twelve-point agenda, the present and future roles of inter-African organizations, relations with United Nations agencies, and the role of organizations like themselves to help solve the drought problems of Africa's giant Sahel belt.

    The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa was set up in 1958 in order to develop Africa socially and economically. Seminars like this are a regular part of its work. The Commission is based in Addis Ababa, and is financed by the United Nations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAAPSZX2OGOPKXDFKK0LSLLMHX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAAPSZX2OGOPKXDFKK0LSLLMHX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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