I.P.O. ANNUAL REPORT 1980
Vienna, 31 December 1980
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PALESTINE
From 5 to 6 November 1980 the I.P.O. organized in Vienna, Austria, the International Conference on the Palestine Problem with Special Regard to the Question of Jerusalem. Approximately 120 experts from 31 countries participated in the conference. The Foreign Minister of Austria, Dr. Willibald Pahr, delivered the opening lecture. Keynote speeches were given by H.E. Mohamed Ibn Slama, Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, H.E. Falilou Kane, Chairman of the United Nations Committee for the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, H.E. Rouhi El-Khatib, Mayor of Arab Jerusalem, Joseph Algazy-Galili, Secretary-General of the Israel League for Human and Civil Rights, and H.E. Ramsey Clark, former Attorney-General of the United States. In the evening of 5 November, the Federal Chancellor (Prime Minister) of Austria, Dr. Bruno Kreisky, gave a reception at the Federal Chancellery. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the series Studies in International Relations.
A session of the preparatory committee for the conference was held in Vienna on 24 April 1980.
CONSULTATIONS OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE
22 January, Vienna, Austria: H.E. Chadli Klibi, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.
29 February, Beirut, Lebanon: H.E. Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
14 June, Paris, France: Prof. Henry Cattan.
8 August, New York, USA: Ambassador Zehdi Labib Terzi, Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United Nations.
17 September, Vienna, Austria: H.E. Dr. Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of the Republic of Austria.
23 October, Vienna, Austria: H.E. Dr. Bruno Kreisky, Federal Chancellor (Prime Minister) of Austria.
RECEPTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT
On 9 October 1980 the President of the I.P.O. gave a reception for Japanese academics and Professors of Tokyo University at the Top of the Tower Restaurant of the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo.
On 16 October 1980 the President of the I.P.O. gave a reception in honour of Professor Hans R. Klecatsky, former Minister of Justice of Austria, at Hotel Bristol in Vienna.
On 5 November 1980 the President of the I.P.O. gave a reception for the delegates of the International Conference on Palestine at Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna.
Proceedings of the International Meeting of Experts organized by the I.P.O. in April 1979 in Vienna, Austria: The New International Economic Order: Philosophical and Socio-cultural Implications. Studies in International Relations, Vol. III. Guildford (UK): Guildford Educational Press, 1980, ISBN 0-9506386-3-3. The book contains a preface by H.E. Léopold Sédar Senghor, President of the Republic of Senegal.
SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
The regular session of the Executive Board was held in Kuwait from 20-21 December 1980.
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
26-27 August, United Nations Office at Vienna: International Conference on Palestine, organized by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
28 November, United Nations Headquarters, New York: Speech by the President of the I.P.O. on behalf of the NGO Committee on Palestine, Special Session of the Committee for the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
MEETINGS AND INFORMATION VISITS OF THE PRESIDENT
11-12 February, Baghdad, Iraq: Mr. Shibib Al-Maliki, Secretary-General, Union of Arab Jurists; H.E. Bakr Mahmoud Rasoul, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of Iraq.
13-14 February, Kuwait: H. E. Abdul Aziz Husain, Director of the Diwan Amiri; Dr. Abdullah Al-Rifai, Secretary-General, Kuwait University; Dr. Badria Al-Awadhi, Secretary-General, Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME); Dr. Tareq Razouki, Head of the Legal Department, Foreign Ministry of Kuwait.
16 February, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates: Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Bassam, President of Al-Ain University.
19 February, Doha, Qatar: H.E. Issa Ghanim Al-Kawari, Minister of Information.
21 February, Manama, Bahrain: H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak, Foreign Minister of Bahrain; Dr. Hussein Baharne, Minister of State, Ministry of Information.
29 February, Beirut, Lebanon: Dr. Sabri Jiryis, Director of the Institute of Palestine Studies.
3 March, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: H.E. Sheikh A. R. Mansouri, Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia.
31 March-3 April, Tunis, Tunisia: H.E. Chadli Klibi, Secretary-General, League of Arab States; H.E. Taher Guiga, Asst. Director-General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO); H.E. Mohamed Fitouri, Foreign Minister of Tunisia.
13 June, Paris, France: Ambassador Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, Permanent Representative of Austria to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
4 September, Tripoli, Libya: Mr. Ahmed Shahaty, Secretary, Foreign Liaison Bureau (Foreign Minister).
30 September, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Prof. Ungku Aziz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Malaya; Mr. Saibedah, Deputy Director-General of ASEAN.
2 October, Manila, Philippines: Mr. Solomon Parto, ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
9 October, Tokyo, Japan: Prof. Soedjatmoko, President of the United Nations University; Prof. Dr. Kenichi Tominaga, Professor of Sociology at Tokyo University and member of the Executive Board of the I.P.O.
28 November, New York, USA: Ambassador Dr. Thomas Klestil, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations.
22 December, Kuwait: H.E. Abdul Aziz Husain, Director of the Diwan Amiri; H.E. Jassem Khalid Al-Marzouk, Minister of Education; Dr. Tareq Razouki, Head, Legal Department, Foreign Ministry of Kuwait; Dr. Abdullah Rifai, Secretary-General, Kuwait University.