1978, the I.P.O. launched its publication series "Studies in
International Cultural Relations." Dr. Hans Koechler was appointed as
general editor. The first two volumes appeared in the course of
Vol. I: Cultural
Self-comprehension of Nations.
Tübingen: Horst Erdmann-Verlag, 1978. (Lectures delivered at
the I.P.O. conference on "The Cultural Self Comprehension of
Vol. II: Cultural-philosophical
Aspects of International Cooperation.
Vienna: International Progress Organization, 1978. (Text of the
lecture of the President of the International Progress Organization
at the Royal Scientific Society in Amman, Jordan, 9 March 1974.)
The regular session of the
Executive Board was held on 9 December 1978 in Baghdad. The
Board decided that the I.P.O. will organize an international experts'
conference on the New International Economic Order in the year 1979 in
Vienna, Austria, and authorized the
President to undertake the necessary consultations and preparations.
- The Executive Board decided to appoint Ms. Monique Prioul as Permanent
Representative to UNESCO.
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
In July 1978 the
Executive Board of UNESCO admitted the International Progress
Organization to consultative relationship (Category B).
NEW INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER
chairmanship of Dr. Hans Koechler, the preparatory committee for the
international meeting of experts on the New International Economic Order
met in Vienna, Austria, on 15 September 1978.
On 18 January 1978
the Permanent Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization in
Austria, Dr. Ghasi Husain, gave a lecture at the University of
Innsbruck on the political developments in the Palestine question. The
lecture was co-sponsored by the I.P.O.
From 18 to 22
December 1978, the President of the I.P.O. undertook a fact-finding trip
to Lebanon to discuss the developments of the Palestine question. He
visited observation posts of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
(UNIFIL), met with members of the Executive Committee of the Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO) in Beirut, and gave interviews to
the Lebanese daily newspapers As-Safir and An-Nahar.
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Meeting of Experts on "Rights and Duties, deriving
States and Groups, from the Establishment of a New International Economic and
convened by the Philosophy Division of the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, 10-13
International Conference on the Teaching of Human
Rights, convened by UNESCO in Vienna, Austria, 12-16 September 1978.
General Conference of the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, 23-25
MEETINGS AND INFORMATION VISITS OF THE PRESIDENT
15 September: Vienna, Austria /
Dr. Josef Klaus, former Federal Chancellor (Prime Minister) of
16 November: Vienna, Austria /
Archbishop Msgr. Mario Cagna, Apostolic Nuncio in Austria.
23-25 November: Paris, France /
Consultations at UNESCO headquarters with Mr. Mohamed Allal Sinaceur,
Chief of the Division of Philosophy; Mr. Wolfgang Schwendler,
Deputy Chief, Division of Philosophy; Mr. Eric Armerding,
Deputy Chief, External Relations Division; Ms. Absa-Claude
Beckers-Diallo, Permanent Representative of Senegal to UNESCO;
Mr. Alwin Westerhof, Permanent Representative of Austria to UNESCO;
Cultural Counselor Alexander Auer, Director of the Austrian
24 November: Paris, France /
Ambassador Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, Permanent Representative of
Austria to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
9-14 December: Baghdad, Iraq /
Meetings and consultations with Prof. Irfan Fattah, Chairman of
the Department of Philosophy at Baghdad University; Mr. Shibib
Al-Maliki, Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Jurists (UAJ);
Mr. Bakr Mahmoud Rasoul Bashdari, Minister of Labour and Social
Affairs; Mr. Saad Qasem Hammoudi, Minister of Information.