UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is holding its 18th Biennial Conference in Ghana.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is holding its 18th Biennial Conference in Ghana. It is the first session in Africa for a decade. The organisation meets alternately in an industrialised and a developing country.
The theme for the conference, attended by 150 delegates, is "Voluntary Service in development and social progress." The conference was opened by Lt. Col. Paul K. Nkagbe, Ghana's Commissioner for Education, Culture and Sports.
SYNOPSIS: The Meridian Hotel in Teme, Ghana, is the scene of the 18th Biennial conference of UNESCO, the Untied Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
A hundred and fifty delegates are attending, and the theme is Voluntary Service in Development and Social Progress. Mr. Nii Amaa Ollenu chaired Thursday's opening session.
Col. Paul Nkegbe, Ghana's Commissioner for Education, Culture and Sports, represented the Ghanaian Government.
Mr. Asante, Secretary-General of UNESCO, welcomed delegates to the session. It's the first in Africa for the decade. Meetings alternate between industrial and developing countries.
Col. Nkegbe said that the conference should encourage all sections of the Ghanaian community to undertake voluntary and self-help programmes. It's theme was one which had vital meaning and relevance to the spirit and objectives of Ghana's great adventure of national reconstruction.
The Commissioner also told the delegation their endeavours to create a peaceful and prosperous we must begin with themselves as individuals. They must achieve self-discipline, through allegiance to the values of peace and development.