MEETING OF EXPERTS ON THE NEW INTERNATIONAL
patronage of the Austrian President, Dr. Rudolf Kirchschläger,
the I.P.O. organized
from 2 to 3 April 1979 in Vienna (Austria) an International Meeting of
Experts on "The New International Economic Order
Philosophical and Socio-cultural Implications." The
meeting was co-chaired by experts from Iraq, Italy and Senegal. The
keynote speech was delivered by the Vice-Chancellor and Minister of
Finance of Austria, Dr. Hannes Androsch. Reports were
presented, inter alia, by Dr. Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi, Deputy
Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC); Dr. Walter Fremuth, Deputy Director-General
of Austria's Girozentrale (Savings Bank Federation); Mr.
Basile Kossou, Director-General of the African Cultural Institute
(Dakar, Senegal); Dr. Klaus Moll, United Nations Industrial
Development Organization; Prof. Carlo Mongardini of the
University of Rome; Prof. Milan Šahović of the Institute of
International Politics and Economics (Belgrade, Yugoslavia); and Mr.
Liaqat Ali of the Independent Commission on International
Development Issues (ICIDI) under the Chairmanship of Willy Brandt.
The Mayor of the City of Vienna
gave a reception for the delegates.
The regular session of the
Executive Board was held on 13 December 1979 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. The
Board decided that the I.P.O. will organize an international experts'
conference on the Palestine problem in the year 1980, and authorized the
President to undertake the necessary consultations and preparations.
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Research Seminar on Technology
Transfers in Mönichkirchen, Austria, 23-25 March 1979.
Symposion of the Union of Arab
Jurists in Baghdad, Iraq, 18-20 May 1979.
Conference of the Austrian College Society in Alpbach, Austria, 24-29
United Nations Conference on
Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD) in Vienna, Austria,
22-24 August 1979.
MEETINGS AND INFORMATION VISITS OF THE PRESIDENT
18 January: Vienna, Austria /
Dr. Stephan Koren, President of the Austrian National Bank.
26 February: Apostolic Palace,
Vatican City / His Holiness John Paul II.
22 March: Vienna, Austria /
Prof. Adam Schaff, President of the Board of
Directors of the European Center of Comparative Research in Social
20 April: Vienna, Austria /
Dr. Willibald Pahr, Foreign Minister of Austria.
19 May: Baghdad, Iraq / Dr.
Abdel Majid Ra'fei, Chairman of the Arab Ba'th Socialist Party of
2 July, Reykjavik, Iceland /
Mr. Ludwig Siemsen, General Consul of Austria.
5-10 July, New York City, USA /
Preparatory meetings at the United Nations for the international
conference on Palestine with Ambassador Dr. Thomas Klestil,
Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations; Ambassador Zehdi
Labib Terzi, Permanent Representative of the Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO); Mr. John A. Miles, Director of the New York
Liaison Office, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian
Refugees (UNRWA); Mr. Raúl Roa Kourí, Acting Vice-Chairman of
the United Nations Commission on Human Rights; Mr. Yogaray
Yogasundram, Chief, Special Unit on Palestinian Rights, United
5 September: Vienna, Austria /
Dr. Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of the Republic of Austria.
INFORMATION VISIT OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT
Hartley (Australia), Vice-President of the International Progress
Organization, visited Vienna from 27 to 29 May 1979 for consultations with
I.P.O. President Dr. Hans Köchler and officials of Vienna-based
international organizations. He met, among others, with the Deputy
Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
(OPEC), Dr. Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi; with Dr. Klaus Moll of
the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); and with the
International Secretary of the Austrian Socialist Party (SPÖ), Mr.