I.P.O. ANNUAL REPORT 1975

Innsbruck,  December 1975

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The Second General Assembly of the International Progress Organization was held in Innsbruck on 20 October 1975. An Extraordinary General Assembly was held on 15 April 1975.

FOLLOW-UP TO CULTURAL DIALOGUE PROJECT

On 31 October 1975 the President of the I.P.O. held consultations in Vienna on the activities of the organization in the field of international cultural cooperation. He met, among others, with Ambassadors Dr. Franz Pein and Dr. Clemens Weichs at the Austrian Foreign Ministry; the Ambassador of Venezuela, H.E. Freddy Arocha Castresana; and the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Indonesia, Mr. Erico Sunardo.

LECTURES

  • 23 May: University of Innsbruck, Austria: Prof. Guy Héraud, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France: "The State of Federalism in Europe."

  • 25 November: Government House, Innsbruck, Austria: Mr. Shibib Al-Maliki, Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Jurists: "Arab Unity and the Role of Law."

INFORMATION VISIT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNION OF ARAB JURISTS

In co-operation with the Tyrolean Association of Jurists, the International Progress Organization hosted an information visit of the Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Jurists, Mr. Shibib Al-Maliki, in Innsbruck, Austria (24-26 November 1977). Mr. Maliki met, among others, with Prof. Hans R. Klecatsky, member of the Executive Board of the I.P.O. and former Minister of Justice of Austria; Dr. Fritz Prior, Deputy Governor of Tyrol; Prof. Otto Muck SJ, Rector of the University of Innsbruck; Prof. Norbert Wimmer, President of the Tyrolean Association of Jurists; and Dr. Karl Kohlegger, President of the Innsbruck High Court. The Governor of Tyrol and the Lord Mayor of Innsbruck gave a luncheon and dinner in honour of the guest. On 26 November, Mr. Maliki was received by the Abbot of the Abbey of Stams, Dr. Bernhard Slovsa, S.O.Cist.

MEETINGS AND INFORMATION VISITS OF THE PRESIDENT

  • 23 January: Vienna, Austria / Ambassador Dr. Walter R. Backes, Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

  • 23 February: Innsbruck, Austria / Dr. Josef Klaus, former Federal Chancellor (Prime Minister) of Austria.

  • 2-6 March: Information visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq / meeting with Mr. Obeidalla Barzani, Minister of State of Iraq.

  • 10 March: Kuwait / meeting with H.E. Abdulaziz Hussein, Minister of State.

  • 13 March: Abu Dhabi, UAE / meeting with H.E. Saif Ghobash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

  • 14 March: Abu Dhabi, UAE / meeting with H.E. Ahmed Al-Soweidi, Foreign Minister of the UAE, and with H.E. Muhammad Salih Mutiyya, Foreign Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.

  • 17 March: Damascus, Syria / meeting with H.E. Dr. Fawzi El-Kayali, Minister of Culture.

  • 18-22 March: fact-finding visit to Lebanon.

  • 24 March: Cairo, Egypt / H.E. Yussef El Sebai, Minister of Culture; Mr. Kemal El-Malach, Editorial Writer, Al-Ahram Daily; Mr. Mursi Saad El Din, Under Secretary, Ministry of Culture.

  • 10 July: Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy / Dr. Silvius Magnago, Governor of South Tyrol.