The Executive Committee of the Economic Commission for Africa has begun a thorough review of the crippling drought situation in parts of West Africa.
GV Africa Hall
SV Deputy Executive and other delegates (2 shots)
SV Cameroun and Burundi delegates
SV Other delegates including Uganda
SV Empty Egyptian seat (absent)
SV Sudanese delegate and others
SV Unesco delegate and others (2 shots)
SV & CU Ugandan delegate speaking (2 shots)
GV Other delegates listening
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Background: The Executive Committee of the Economic Commission for Africa has begun a thorough review of the crippling drought situation in parts of West Africa. The 16 members of the Committee began their 10th session in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday (November 12th).
The committee has before it a report by the E.C.A. Secretariat on the activities of the Commission in the drought stricken areas. The report details relief work carried out by the Commission within the framework of an aid programme drawn up by West African heads of state at a meeting in Ougadougou, Upper Volta, in September,
The Executive Committee meets twice a year to assist the I.C.A. Secretariat in implementing resolutions and to review the relief work programme.