Delegates from 16 African countries came together in Addis Ababa on Monday (April 3) for the seventh meeting of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
LV Delegates seated
LV Dr. Robert Gardiner makes opening address
LV Delegates from Central African Republic
CU Cameroun delegate
CU Zaire delegation
CU PAN Ethiopian delegates
SV Madagascar delegation
SV PAN Egyptian delegates
CU Niger delegate
SV Tunisian delegates
LV Gardiner speaking
CU Nigerian delegate, PAN TO Senegal delegate
LV Gardiner speaking
LV Delegates during conference (2 shots)
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Background: Delegates from 16 African countries came together in Addis Ababa on Monday (April 3) for the seventh meeting of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The opening address was given by Dr. Robert Gardiner, the commission's executive secretary -- formerly a leading civil servant in Ghana. The Ugandan delegate was elected chairman.
SYNOPSIS: In Addis Ababa, 16 African countries got together on Monday to talk over their economic problems. It was the seventh meeting of the executive committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Dr. Robert Gardiner, the commission's executive secretary delivered the opening address. He's a former top civil servant of Ghana.
The executive committee meets twice a year, and serves as a liaison body between the Commission and the various member countries. At this three-day conference, the agenda included discussion on a summary of African economic conditions over the past year, and future strategy for scientific and technological development.
In a lecture last year at Britain's Strathclyde University, Dr. Gardiner said Africa's economic development was being seriously limited by the fact that its performance had to be measured against Western experience. He said economic independence was also inhibited by a set of attitudes and an enforced lack of experience bestowed on Africans by the colonial impact.