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    INTRODUCTION: Seventy million unemployed on the African continent by the year 2000: that was the prediction of Dr.

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    GV EXTERIOR Africa HALL
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    SV Fikre-Selassie (centre) with other delegates arriving at hall
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    3.
    GV Other delegates arrive, mount steps
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    CU INTERIOR Fikre-Selassie speaking in Amharic
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    GV PAN ACROSS Delegates listening
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    CU Fikre-Selassie speaking, GV delegates listening
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Seventy million unemployed on the African continent by the year 2000: that was the prediction of Dr. Nzanzimana, Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity, unless urgent steps were taken to prevent it. Dr. Nzanzimana was speaking to the fifth session of the O.A.U.'s Labour Commission in Addis Ababa on Thursday (16 April).

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting took place in the Africa Hall, and the keynote speech was to be made by Comrade Fikre-Selassie Wogderess -- in the centre -- Secretary General of Ethiopia's Provisional Military Administration Council. The delegates were African Labour Ministers, and the International Labour Organisation was represented.

    Mr. Fikre-Selassie, speaking in Amharic, said most African countries were faced with a declining economy, a fast-growing population, and rising unemployment. A high proportion of young people were coming on to the labour market, and the pressing need was for job opportunities and vocational training.

    Mr. Fikre-Selassie called on the Labour Commission to set up an all-Africa labour training institute; and asked the International Labour Organisation to give more attention to African needs in its training programmes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6KBTKR5NQL1484UA7C2OU9IN
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6KBTKR5NQL1484UA7C2OU9IN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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