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Arne Haselbach (1984)

An Overview of Activities of the Vienna Institute for Development (VID)
1975 - 1983

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ACTIVITIES IN 1975

A. International Meetings and Research

Participation in the elaboration of the "Dag Hammarskjöld Report 1975: What Now - Another Development", Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. - (Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"A Fair Deal for Mediterranean Countries in the Redeployment of Manpower with special attention to their Absorptive Capacities and Investment", International Seminar, OECD-Development Centre in cooperation with the Austrian Government and VID (Vienna, May 1975).

"Development Research in the German language area", Regional Conference, organised by VID (Linz, Austria, September 1975) - (Opening lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach)

"The New International Economic Order - Economic, Social and Political Implications", Constituent General Conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes - EADI, organised by VID (Linz, Austria, September 1975).

"World Structures and Development - Strategies for Change", European Regional Conference 1975 of SID (Society for International Development), organised by VID (Linz, Austria, September 1975).

Organisation of the meeting of the Governing Council of the Society for International Development, VID (Linz, September 1975).

Dr. Arne Haselbach, director of the VID, elected member of the Executive Committee and appointed Executive Secretary of EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes) - The headquarters of EADI were established on the premises of the VID.

"The Basic Elements of the New International Economic Order", Symposium organized by the Centre International pour le Développement, in cooperation with the Algerian Government (Algiers, June 1975). (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach)

"Development Research Institutes and the New International Order", International Seminar organized by UNCTAD and IDRC (Geneva, July 1975) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Dependence and unequal development of the determinants of societal and political processes and structures at the periphery of the international system", Hessen Peace Research Institute (Frankfurt a/M., April 1975) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Trade and Economic Cooperation among Developing Countries", International Economic Seminar (Tunis, October 1975) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Publication of research report on "The Limits of Growth Theory" (in German)

Survey on "income distribution research" in Europe.

Studies on "production - distribution - consumption chains", on "distributional effects of the education system", "raw materials", etc.

Research project on "The Economic and Social Policy of the United Nations 1970-1975" (started).

B. Information Activities

Publication and distribution of a German version of the "Declaration and Programme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order", UNGA Res. 3201 and Res. 3203 (S-VI), and of "Development and International Economic Cooperation", UNGA Res. 3362 (S-VII).

Founding Member of 'International Coalition for Development Action' - (Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Public information campaign to prepare for UNCTAD IV.

Special Press Service on "Industrialization and Development" in preparation for the Second General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Third World Weeks: two weeks public information campaign on development issues (various Austrian cities, 9-23. November 1975).

Re-publication of the resolutions of the Conference of Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries, Lima.

Dissemination of scientific papers on the New International Economic Order.

Publication of "New Forms of Collaboration in Development Research and Training" (in German) - originally published in: ISSJ, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1975, UNESCO, Paris 1975, pp. 790-795.

Dissemination of Documents of the Third World Forum

"Development Information and Trade Unions", International Workshop, UN Centre for Economic and Social Information (Bonn, March 1975) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

UNCESI "Meeting of Government Officers responsible for Development Information and the Directors of Information of the Organizations of the United Nations System" (Paris, April 1975) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach as NGO representative).

"Informal NGO Workshop on the preparation for UNCTAD IV.", sponsored by UNCTAD and UNCESI (Geneva, July 1975) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Development Education and Lobbying in the German language region" (Munich, November 1975) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Other issues dealt with in information activities: unemployment in the Third World - transnational corporations - basic needs - science, technology and underdevelopment - collective self-reliance.

Special Issue of VID's journal "Neue Entwicklungspolitik" (in German): German version of the "Dag Hammarskjöld Report 1975: What Now - Another Development".



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ACTIVITIES IN 1976

A. International Meetings and Research

"Small Industrialized Countries in the Process of Internationalization and Increasing Dependence", International Seminar, organised by VID (Vienna, November 1976).

Re-election of Dr. Arne Haselbach, director of the VID, to the Governing Council of the Society for International Development - SID.

Working Group 'Development Theory and Development Policy' of the German Political Science Association - Dr. M. Klug, Deputy Chairwoman.

Fourth General Assembly of CEISAL - European Council of Social Science Research on Latin America (Vienna, January 1976) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Possible Establishment of a World Industrial Development Association", High Level Expert Meeting of UNIDO (Vienna, July 1976) - Background paper by Dr. Arne Haselbach on the "Potential of a Non-Governmental Network to further the Implementation of the Lima Declaration and Plan of Action".

"Interregional Cooperation in the Social Sciences", Expert Meeting, UNESCO (Paris, August 1976) - Paper on "European Cooperation in Development Research, Training and Documentation" by Dr. Arne Haselbach.

"The Development of Development Thinking - First Inter-Regional Meeting on Development Research, Communication and Education" - Dr. Arne Haselbach speaker on European Development Research (IDS, Sussex, September 1976).

"Third National Development Research Conference" of the United Kingdom (Manchester, September 1976) - Lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach on "Opportunities for and New Forms of Research Cooperation between Industrialized and Developing Countries"

"Reshaping the International Order", Conference jointly organized by the Club of Rome and Pacem in Maribus (Algiers, October 1976) - Dr. Haselbach served as Rapporteur of the Working Group on "Redistribution of Income and Financing of Development"

Participation in the setting-up of the "Inter-regional Coordinating Committee of Development Associations (ICCDA)", a cooperative development research network consisting of ADIPA (Association of Development Research and Training Institutes of Asia and the Pacific), CLACSO (Latin-American Social Science Council), CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa) and EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes) (Cairo, November 1976).

"Conference on Industrialization and Income Distribution in Africa", jointly organized by the Institute of National Planning of Egypt and CODESRIA (Cairo, November 1976) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Sweden in the World Society", Seminar organized by IFDA - International Foundation for Development Alternatives (Geneva, December 1976) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Equality of Opportunity among Peoples and Nations", 15th World Conference of the Society for International Development (Amsterdam, December 1976) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

B. Information Activities

Campaign in preparation of UNCTAD IV. (including, inter alia, regular mailings of succinct information in favour of UNCTAD's proposals to 1000 journalists and 3000 institutions and individuals in the German speaking area and a seminar for journalists).

Distribution of "Manila Declaration and Programme of Action" (UNCTAD).

Distribution of information on "Habitat".

Publication of "Action Programme for Economic Co-operation" and "Economic Declaration" of the Fifth Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, Colombo (in German).

Publication of "Prejudices concerning Migrant Workers" (Teaching Aid for Austrian Schools).

Dissemination of scientific papers on cultural and socio-historical aspects of development.

UNCESI "Meeting of Officers Responsible for National Development Information Services of the United Nations System" as NGO representative (Geneva, September 1976) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach as NGO representative).

Study on "International and National News Agencies, the gate-keeping function and Austrian Press Coverage of UNCTAD IV." in cooperation with the Institute of Mass Communication Research of the University of Salzburg.

Third World Weeks: three weeks public information campaign on development issues (various Austrian towns, 7 - 28 November 1976).

Thematic issues of "Neue Entwicklungspolitik" (in German): "Small Industrialized Countries and the World Economy" - "Guyana - On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Independence" - "Collective Self-Reliance, Non-Alignment and Economic Cooperation among Developing Countries" - Development seminars at Austrian universities and youth leadership training institutions.



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ACTIVITIES IN 1977

A. International Meetings and Research

"Vienna Seminar on the Common Fund" - a scientific contribution to the negotiations. Discussions between high level representatives and researchers from industrialized and developing countries on the substantive issues involved in the negotiations on the Common Fund. Organized by VID within the Seminar Programme of UNCTAD (Vienna, February 1977).

"Training Course in the Field of Trade and Economic Policy for Junior Diplomats" in cooperation with DSE (German Foundation for International Development) and the Institute of Diplomatic Studies, Cairo, VID (Vienna, August 1977).

"Information and Communications about Alternative Development Strategies and Life Styles and North-South Cooperation", International Seminar in cooperation with the Society for International Development, organised by VID (Vienna, October 1977).

"Basic Needs Oriented Development Strategies with special reference to UNICEF's Basic Services Approach", Joint Seminar with UNICEF and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, VID (Vienna, December 1977).

Nomination of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, by the Director-General of UNESCO to the Advisory Committee of the European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES), Bucharest.

Nomination of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, to the Steering Committee of the International Programme on "Alternative Development Strategies and Life Styles for both low and high income countries" of the Society for International Development.

Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, served as Chairman, Headquarters Site Selection Committee, Society for International Development.

Background studies for the Austrian national paper for the "UN Conference on Science and Technology for Development" - (Federico Nier-Fischer, DI Kurt Freigang).

Coordination of work on "Industrial Restructuring and a New International Division of Labour" within the International Coalition for Development Action.

Continuation of studies on "Alternatives in Education for Development" (Chair: Hanns-Albert Steger).

Colloquium "Multinationals and Development", AFIRD/EADI/IEDES (Paris, January 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Constituent General Assembly of AICARDES - Association of Arab Research Institutes and Centres for Economic and Social Development (Tunis, April 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"New International Economic Order and Austria", Dr. Arne Haselbach, Member Steering Group and Lecture on "The Existing and the New International Order - On the Relevancy of Development Policy" (Hernstein, Austria, May 1977).

"Consultation of national correspondents to prepare for a Workshop on Scientific and Technological Cooperation with Developing Countries", OECD (Paris, June 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Annual Scientific Meeting of SSIP (Society for the Study of International Problems) (Basel, June 1977) - Dr. Haselbach: Lecture on "Human Needs, Maldevelopment and International Development Policy".

Second International Conference on "Transfer of Technology to Developing Countries under more Favourable Conditions" (Belgrade, June 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

International Symposium on "The New International Economic Order and Developing Countries" (Cavtat, Yugoslavia, June 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Participation in "New Forms of Cooperation with Latin America", DSE - German Foundation for International Development (Berlin, June 1977).

"What Kind of New World Order", 48th Quaker International Conference (Clarens, Switzerland, July 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"UN World Conference for Action against Apartheid" (Lagos, August 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

3rd Biennial Meeting of ADIPA - Association of Development Research and Training Institutes of Asia and the Pacific (Goa, India, September 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Participation in "Political Science and International Economic Relations", Congress of the German Political Science Association (Born, September 1977) - (Participation Dr. M. Klug).

"Forum Development Policy", SPD (Wiesbaden, September 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Development Research in the German language Area", iafef (Bonn, Germany, September 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Standing Conference of National Social Science Councils and Analogous Bodies, UNESCO (Paris, October 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

General Conference 1977 of the Latin American Social Science Council - CLACSO (Mexico, November 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Development: The next twenty-five Years", 25th Anniversary Conference of ISS - Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, December 1977) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

B. Information Activities

Continuation of UNCTAD information campaign in the German language area with special concentration on the negotiations on the Common Fund within the Integrated Programme for Commodities.

World-wide dissemination of scientific papers on the Common Fund.

Publication of information on industrial adjustment in view of a new international division of labour.

Work on development education in schools.

Third World Weeks: two weeks public information campaign on development issues (various Austrian towns, 3-16. October 1977).

Publication of background materials on the Basic Services Strategy of UNICEF (in German).

Participation in "The Third World in School Education" - Paper on "Development Education in Austrian Schools" (Saarbrücken, January 1977)

Other issues treated in information activities: Apartheid - desertification - environment and development - world food situation.



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ACTIVITIES IN 1978

A. International Meetings and Research

"The Attitude of Trade Unions in the Developed Countries towards a New International Economic Order", International Colloquium on the occasion of World Development Information Day, UNCESI (UN Centre for Economic and Social Information) in cooperation with VID (Vienna, October 1978).

"Trade Unions and the New International Economic Order", Meeting of a Working Group of the North South Round Table, organised by VID (Vienna, October 78).

"Main Dimensions of a World Science and Technology Policy", Symposium organised by VID (Vienna, November 1978).

Meeting of the Executive Committee of EADI, hosted by VID (Vienna, June 1978)

Finalizing the draft of the Austrian 'National Paper' for UNCSTD (United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development) - (VID served as consultant to and secretariat of the Inter-ministerial Drafting Committee).

Selective analysis of national papers submitted to UNCSTD.

Analysis of Trade Relations between Austria and Africa (long term project).

Survey of Austrian scientific and technological capabilities relating to transport development in developing countries.

"Workshop on Scientific and Technological Cooperation with Developing Countries", OECD (Paris, April 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Rights and Duties deriving, for States and Groups, from the Establishment of a New Economic and Cultural Order", UNESCO (Paris, April 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Meeting at Senior Level of DAC (Development Assistance Committee), OECD (Paris, May 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Lund Seminar on Technology, Science and Development in the Changing International System", RIP (Lund, May/June 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Development Research in the German language area", iafef (Bonn, June 1978)

"Dialogue Congress: Western Europe - Africa" - Paper on Austro-African Trade and Chairman, Special Session on UNCSTD (Alpbach, Austria, June 1978).

Steering Committee of the Singapore "International Symposium on Science and Technology for Development" (Vienna, June 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

UN Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development (Geneva, July/August 1978) - (Observer Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"New International Economic Order - A Balance Sheet of Four Years", Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Centre for Development and Social Research, Ankara University (Istanbul, August 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Meeting of ICCDA - Interregional Coordinating Committee of Development Associations (Milan, September 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Europe's Role in World Development", EADI General Conference (Milan, September 1978) - (organised by Dr. Arne Haselbach in his capacity as Executive Secretary of EADI in cooperation with FINAFRICA, Milano).

Preparatory NGO Symposium on Science and Technology for Development (New York, September 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Social Science, Research and National Development in Africa", Conference jointly organized by the Development Studies Research Centre and CODESRIA (Khartoum, November 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Technological Dependence - A Major Hindrance for Autonomous Development", International Workshop (Bonn, November 1978) - Paper by Margit Scherb on "The Future of the Steel Industry in Developing Countries Some Major Issues".

"Interdependence and Development", 15th Anniversary Conference of the OECD Development Centre (Paris, December 1978) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Nomination of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, to the Board of Directors of the European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in the Social Sciences - "Vienne Centre" (International Social Science Council - ISSC/UNESCO), Vienna.

Election of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, to the Executive Committee and as Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Social Sciences of the Austrian National Commission for UNESCO.

20th General Conference of UNESCO, 1978, Member of the Austrian Delegation

Renomination of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, as member of the Austrian National Advisory Council on International Development Cooperation (Beirat Entwicklungshilfe).

Reelection of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, as member of the Executive Committee of the EADI and reappointment as Executive Secretary of EADI.

Nomination of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, as member of the North South Round Table - NSRT.

B. Information Activities

Lecture Series in preparation of the UN Conference on Science and Technology for Development.

Dissemination of scientific papers on Science and Technology for Development.

Seminars for Austrian teachers.

Participation in coordination meeting on "Development Education and Information Activities in the German language area", German Foundation for International Development (Berlin, February 1978).

Other main subjects of the year's information activities: world trade - trade unions and the new international order - raw materials - energy - cooperation among developing countries - basic needs and basic services - Southern Africa - Apartheid - African Transport and Communications Decade - Austrian relations with Africa - women and development.



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ACTIVITIES IN 1979

A. International Meetings and Research

"International Consultation on the NGO FORUM on Science and Technology for Development", VID (Vienna, April 1979) - (Convenor Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"NGO FORUM on Science and Technology for Development " on the occasion of the "UN Conference on Science and Technology for Development- UNCSTD" (Vienna, 19-29. August 1979) - VID was Co-organiser on behalf of the host country.

"Encounter for Journalists" on the occasion of UNCSTD - Lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach on "The Need to Reduce Dependency and Create Self-Reliance" (Vienna, August 1979).

Nomination of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, as Member of the Haut Comité International de l'Association pour l'Étude du Développement Économique, Social et Culturel, Abidjan.

NGO Symposium on "Technological Alternatives for Third World Countries" (New York, January 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

NGO Programme parallel to the Fourth Session of the Preparatory Committee for UNCSTD (New York, May 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Science, Technology and (Under-)Development", University of Groningen - Lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach "On the Limits of Development Research in Industrialized Countries" (Groningen, May 1979).

"The New International Information Order", International Preparatory Meeting, convened by VID (Vienna, July 1979).

"Second Interregional Meeting on Development Research, Communication and Education", organized on behalf of the Inter-Regional Co-ordinating Committee of Development Associations by CLACSO and COLCIENCIAS - Dr. Arne Haselbach served as Joint Rapporteur of the three Working Groups on Information and Communication Aspects (Bogota, June 1979).

"Alternative Development Strategies in the 1980s and New Life-Styles in Europe", European Regional Conference, Society for International Development (Helsinki, June 1979) - Dr. Arne Haselbach served as Chairman, Working Group on "National Planning and Popular Participation".

Conference of Non-Governmental organisations in Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC (Geneva, July 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"First Global Consultation Meeting on the Agricultural Machinery Industry", UNIDO (Stresa, Italy, October 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Workshop on the New World Information and Communication Order", ICDA (Amsterdam, November 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Food and Agriculture and Technical Cooperation in the Arab World", General Conference of AICARDES - Commentary on "North-South Cooperation in Development Research" (Damascus, December 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Participation in "New Strategies for the Third Development Decade", Symposium of the German United Nations Association (Bonn, December 1979).

Meeting of Development Research Funding Agencies, IDRC (Ottawa, December 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Technology and the Third World - The next steps for Canada", North-South Institute (Ottawa, December 1979) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Survey of on-going research in Austria in the field of agriculture and forestry of potential interest to developing countries.

Survey of bilateral cooperation of Austrian scientific institutions with Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Survey of agricultural projects of selected Austrian firms in developing countries

The composition of Afro-Austrian trade.

Research project on West African integration and its effects on international trade (started).

B. Information Activities

"UNCTAD V.": Information campaign in the German language area on: protectionism - non-tariff barriers - development finance and the international monetary system - commodity policies and the Common Fund - transfer of technology and technological dependence, etc.

"UN Conference on Science and Technology for Development": lecture series in preparation of UNCSTD (continued). Publication of contributions in VID Occasional Papers. Special issue in "Neue Entwicklungspolitik". Articles in newspapers, journals, etc.

"World Conference on Agricultural Reform and Rural Development - WCARRD": information for journalists and interested decision-makers (Dr. André Gingrich).

"UNIDO III.": special issue on "Industrialisation" in "Neue Entwicklungspolitik". articles, interviews, etc.

Seminars for teachers on Africa

Other main subjects of the year's information activities: New World Information and Communication Order - Africa - Women and Development - Cooperation among Developing Countries.



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ACTIVITIES IN 1980

A. International Meetings and Research

"Workshop on the New World Information and Communication Order - The Role of NG0s: Strategies for Development Communications in the North", Co-sponsored by VID, UN-NGLS and ICDA (Geneva, March 1980).

European Consultation on "Co-operation among National Commissions for UNESCO in the field of the Social Sciences", Austrian UNESCO Commission in co-operation with VID (Vienna, June 1980).

"Industrialization in the Third World", national seminar in preparation of UNIDO Ill., VID (Vienna, January 1980).

"North-South Cooperation in the Eighties - Lessons from Past Experience", national symposium, VID (Vienna, March 1980).

National Seminar on "The Report of the MacBride-Commission", co-organized by VID with Lutheran Academy (Vienna, September 1990).

National Seminar "International Co-operation in the Social Sciences: International Comparative Research in the European Region", VID (Vienna, November 1980).

Research report on "The Results of the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development - Consequences for Austria", VID (1979/1980).

Research on "Adapting R & D Programmes to the Needs of the Less Developed Countries", VID (1980).

Research project on "Economic Integration in Western Africa - ECOWAS", VID (1980/1981).

Research (1978 on "Austrian Trade Relations with Africa" in 1980: "Austrian Raw Material Imports from Africa 1972 - 1978" and "Austrian Exports of Manufactured and Semi-Manufactured Products to Africa 1972 - 1979", VID.

Research on "Massive Transfer of Resources to the Third World", VID.

"Meeting of EADI-Working Group Convenors", Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, February 1980) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Seminar for Members from Like-Minded-Countries" of the International Coalition for Development Action - ICDA (Copenhagen, February 1980).

Participation in ICDA-Workshop "Preparation for the 11th Special Session of General Assembly of the United Nations" (Geneva, March 198O).

Meeting of the Board of Directors of the European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in the Social Sciences (International Social Science Council - UNESCO) (Madrid, April 1980) - (Dr. Haselbach).

"Workshop on East - West Economic Interaction" on "European Economic Relations and the Developing Countries" (Dubrovnik, May 1980) - (Lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Meeting of ICCDA - Inter-regional Coordinating Committee of Development Associations - (Paris, June 1980) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Study Group on "Consequences of UNCSTD for Austria" at "The Alpbach European Forum" - Background study by VID (Alpbach, August/September 1980) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Annual Conference of the Development Studies Association" (Swansea, September 1980) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom" on "Recent Changes in Development Theory" (Manchester, September 1980) - (Dr. Haselbach, Chair Working group on research cooperation).

"21st General Conference of UNESCO" - Dr. Haselbach chaired a series of meetings of National UNESCO Commissions co-ordinating resolutions on future activities by UNESCO in the Social Sciences (Belgrade, September/October 1980).

ICDA - Seminar on "Adjustment of Industrial Structures in Industrial Countries and Redeployment to the Third World" (Brecht/Belgium, November 1980) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"ICDA General Meeting 1980" (Brecht, Belgium, November 1980) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Renomination of Dr. Arne Haselbach, Director of VID, as a member of the Austrian National Advisory Council on International Development Cooperation for the period 1981 - 1983.

B. Information Activities

Science and Technology: follow-up information work on UNCSTD - dissemination of Vienna Plan of Action - lectures - Information material on: appropriate technology - transfer of technology issues, etc.

New World Information and Communication Order: dissemination of recommendations of MacBride-Report.

Cooperation with Inter Press Service: VID staff prepared and distributed: IPS Bulletins in Vienna to missions and Austrian media and decision-makers "UNIDO Ill": daily special service of IPS-reports. "World Conference on UN Decade for Women": daily special service of IPS-reports "UNGA Special Session": daily special service of IPS-reports. Issue-oriented selections from the IPS service on disarmament, energy, Central America, Near East, Preparations for Cancun, UNCTAD negotiations. Acted as IPS correspondents in Vienna reporting on UN activities in Vienna, OPEC, and Austrian events. - (Federico Nier-Fischer)

Thematic issues of "Neue Entwicklungspolitik": Agriculture and Rural Development - Third Development Decade of the UN - UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy - The Role of the Churches in the Development of Central America (A. Krims)

Other main subjects of the year's information activities: - New International Economic Order - OPEC's Development Assistance - Transport and Communications Decade in Africa - Massive transfer of resources - New Round of Global Negotiations - Town partnerships.



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ACTIVITIES IN 1981

A. International Meetings and Research

Vienna Colloquium on "The Role of Transport and Communications in the Industrialization of Developing Countries aiming at Self-Reliance", organized by the Club de Genève in cooperation with Austrian Government, UNIDO and VID (Vienna, July 1981).

Inter-Regional Workshop "Regional Integration - a Tool for Development", organised by VID in cooperation with ICCDA (Vienna, October 1981).

Inter-Regional Workshop "Specificity and Universality - Conceptual Aspects and Underpinnings of Regionalization in the Social Sciences", VID in cooperation with UNESCO and the United Nations University (Vienna, December 1981)

Research on "Massive Transfer of Resources to the Third World" (continued)

Research project on "Economic Integration in Western Africa - ECOWAS" (finalised)

Country studies on West African countries.

Research on "Austrian Trade Relations with Africa" (continued)

International workshop "Learning to End Hunger" The Hunger Project (Baden, January 1981) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"Energy 2000 - International Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy" and in "NGO Consultation in preparation of UNCNRSE" (Tunis, March 1981) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

International Seminar on "Massive Transfer of Resources - Concepts and Reality" (Lysebu, Norway, March 1981) - Lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach on "Bruno Kreisky's Drive for a Large-Scale Economic Solidarity Programme with Developing Countries".

Participation in "Preparatory Meeting for the UN Conference on Least Developed Countries for Countries of the Asia and Pacific Region" (Vienna, March 1981).

"Regional Conference of National UNESCO Commissions of the European Region" in preparation of UNESCO's Medium Term Plan 1984-1989 (Madrid, Mai 1981) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Participation in "Conference on Small States and Dependence" - Paper by M. Scherb on "International Factors Determining Austrian Industrial Structure", Austrian Institute for International Affairs (Laxenburg, June 1981).

Expert Meeting on "Tasks and Challenges of the Social Sciences in the Eighties" in preparation of the 2nd Medium Term Plan 1984-1989 of UNESCO (CEESTEM and UNESCO, Mexico, September 1981) - Lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach on "International Development of the Social Sciences and Development".

Executive Secretariat of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), which was hosted by VID from 1975 to 1981, transferred to Tilburg, Netherlands, at the end of the year.

B. Information Activities

Dissemination of the Austrian Proposal submitted to the Cancun Summit.

Seminars for Austrian teachers on development issues.

Cooperation with Inter Press Service: VID staff prepared and distributed: - IPS Bulletins in Vienna to missions and Austrian media and decision-makers - issue-oriented selections from the IPS service on Near East, Central America, Cancun - UNCTAD, Least developed countries - Nier-Fischer and A. Krims acted as IPS correspondent in Vienna reporting on UN activities in Vienna, OPEC, and Austrian events.

Thematic issues of "Neue Entwicklungspolitik": International Organisations in Vienna - Least Developed Countries - Cooperation among Developing Countries - ECOWAS Transport and Communication for Development.

Other main subjects of the year's information activities: Cancun Summit - Effects of the economic crisis on the Third World - New International Economic Order (Developments in 1980) - Development Assistance (Overview 1980) - Transport and Communications Decade in Africa - Massive transfer of resources - New Round of Global Negotiations - New and renewable sources of energy - Technology issues - Development and culture.



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ACTIVITIES IN 1982

A. International Meetings and Research

"Symposium International sur la Création de l'Institut de Hautes Etudes pour le Développement" (Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, February 1982) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

European Conference on "Tasks and Challenges in the Social Sciences in the Eighties in Europe", Vienna Centre and UNESCO (Brussels, March 1982) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Participation in "Perspectives of international communications Policy - Austria and the MacBride Report of UNESCO (Linz, March 1982).

Participation in "Principles of Non-alignment - The Non-aligned Countries in the Eighties - Results and Perspectives" (Baghdad, Mai 1982) - (Participation Federico Nier-Fischer).

High-level international Seminar "Le Développement et les Relations Internationales: Points de Vue du Nord et du Sud", CREA and CEESTEM (Algiers, Mai 1982) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Peer evaluation of the relationship of the United Nations University with the coordinating institutes of UNU technology projects (Institute for Developing Economies, Tokyo. Marga Institute, Colombo) (Tokyo, Colombo/Jakarta, October/ November 1982) - K.J. Ratnam (Malaysia) and A. Haselbach (Austria).

Study on "Consensus and opposing views among Austrian development assistance organisations" (spring 1982) - Dr. Arne Haselbach

Research on "Traditional and future oil producing countries in Africa" (1982/1984).

Preparations for a study on the Southern African Development Coordination Conference.

Country profiles of selected African countries.

Regional Consultation between European National Commissions concerncing the Preparation of the Third Medium-Term Plan of Unesco (Aulanko, Finnland - September 1982

4th Extraordinary General Conference of UNESCO (Paris, November/December 1982) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

B. Information Activities

Information activities preparing for UNCTAD VI.

Seminars for teachers.

Cooperation with Inter Press Service: regular bulletins correspondents' activities efforts to establish an independent IPS-Vienna.

Thematic issues of "Neue Entwicklungspolitik": Drinking water and sanitation decade - Disarmament and Development - Culture and Development.

Other main subjects of the year's information activities: UN Decade for Women - Overview of Development Assistance in 1981 - Impact of the economic crisis on Third World countries - Regional economic cooperation - SELA - Southern Africa.



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ACTIVITIES IN 1983

A. International Meetings and Research

International Meeting "Towards a Dialogue between Technologies produced by Different Cultures" (OIKOS and Institute of Sociology, Bologna - March 1983) - Plenary lecture by Dr. Arne Haselbach on "The Neglect of the social and cultural Context as a result of Systematic Bias of some Scientific Approaches"

National Seminar on UNCTAD VI. (Vienna, May 1983)

7th World Congress of IEA (International Economic Association) (Madrid, September 1983) - Invited Paper by Dr. Arne Haselbach on "The Limits of Economic Science"

Expert Meeting on "Exchange of Knowledge for an Endogenous Development - Study of the Conditions of Co-operation North-South and South-South", UNESCO (Paris, October 1983) - Paper by Dr. Arne Haselbach on "Transfer of Information and Development of Knowledge - Cooperation among Scientists and Comparative Research for Solving Global Problems and Promoting Endogenous Development"

Symposium on "Systems Approaches to Appropriate Technology Transfer" - Dr. Haselbach, member of International Organizing Committee, International Federation of Automatic Control (Vienna, March 1983)

Symposium of the Austrian Association of Development Research (Mattersburg, May 1983) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

"International NGO Action Conference against Apartheid and Racism" (Geneva, July 1983)

22nd General Conference of UNESCO (Paris, October/ November 1983) - (Participation Dr. Arne Haselbach).

Research on "Traditional and future oil producing countries in Africa" (continued)

Study on SADCC - Southern African Development Coordination Conference (continued).

Study on "Austria's Development cooperation policies and mechanisms" (1983/1984)

Country profiles of selected African countries.

B. Information Activities

Information activities preparing for UNCTAD VI.

Training seminar on "Development policy and the international economic order" for development education NG0's.

Seminars for teachers.

Seminar for journalists on "South-North Information Flows" (Vienna, December 1983).

Cooperation with Inter Press Service: regular bulletins correspondents' activities support for establishment of independent IPS-Austria.

Thematic issues of "Neue Entwicklungspolitik": Communications and Development - Development Assistance.

"North-South Academy" in the VID: Topics treated: Wood and wood-processing industries in developing countries · UNDP - a testcase for international cooperation · Industrialization in Africa and the world economic crisis · The debt crisis: Issues for developing countries · Small-scale hydropower generation - trends and prospects · Alternative pathways for industrial development · Industrial and technological cooperation among developing countries - TCDC · Madagascar - historical development and present situation · The unique experience of the OPEC Fund · Ethnic minorities and development - an interdisciplinary approach · Poor-oriented development projects approach and experience of IFAD · Development and the rural poor - experiences from India · East-South economic interaction · Unequal exchange - a new approach · Towards the integration of different long-cycle theories · Development finance: Local counterpart funds - theory and experience.

Main subjects of other information activities: World economic crisis and economic recovery - Indebtedness - World Communication Year - Overview of Development Assistance in 1982 - Southern Africa.



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ORGANISATIONS AND ACRONYMS MENTIONED

ACAST - UN Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development
ADIPA - Association of Development Research and Training Institutes of Asia and the Pacific
AFIRD - Association française des instituts de recherche pour le développement
African Studies Association of the United Kingdom
AICARDES - Association of Arab Research Institutes and Centres for Economic and Social Development
l'Association pour l'Étude du Développement Économique, Social et Culturel, Abidjan
AIIA / ÖIIP - Austrian Institute for International Affairs
Austrian National Commission for UNESCO - Österreichische UNESCO Kommission (ÖUK)
CEESTEM - Centro de Estudios Economicos y Sociales del Tercer Mundo, Mexico - Center for Economic and Social Studies of the Third World - Centre d'études économique et sociales du tiers monde, Mexique
CEISAL - European Council of Social Science Research on Latin America
CEPES - European Centre for Higher Education (Unesco), Bucharest
CID - Centre International pour le Développement, Paris
CLACSO - Latin American Social Science Council -
Club de Genève
Club of Rome
CODESRIA - Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa -
COLCIENCIAS - Instituto Colombiano para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Technologia, Bogotá
Conference of Non-Governmental organisations in Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC
CREA - Centre for Research into Applied Economics, Algiers
DAC - Development Assistance Committee, OECD
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden
Development Studies Research Centre, Khartoum
DSA - Development Studies Association, United Kingdom
DSE - German Foundation for International Development - Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung
EADI - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes
ECOWAS / CEDEAO - Economic Community of West African States - Communauté Économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in the Social Sciences - "Vienna Centre"
FINAFRICA - Centre for Financial Assistance to African Countries (Cariplo) - later "Giordano dell'Amore" Foundation.
Hessen Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
iafef - Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis für Entwicklungsländerforschung
ICDA - International Coalition for Development Action
ICCDA - Inter-regional Coordinating Committee of Development Associations
IDRC - International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada
IDS - Institute of Development Studies, Sussex
IEDES - Institut d'études de développement économique et social, Paris I
IFDA - International Foundation for Development Alternatives
IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development
Institute of Diplomatic Studies, Cairo
INP - Institute of National Planning, Cairo
IPS - Inter Press Service
ISS - Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
ISSC - International Social Science Council
ISSJ - International Social Science Journal, Unesco, Paris
Marga Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Neue Entwicklungspolitik - Journal of the Vienna Institute for Development (in German)
NGO FORUM on Science and Technology for Development
NIEO - New International Economic Order
NSI - North-South Institute, Ottawa
NSRT - North South Round Table
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OECD Development Centre, Paris
OPEC / OPEP - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - Organisation des Pays Exportateurs de Petrole
OPEC Fund - The OPEC Fund for International Development - Fond OPEP pour le Développement International
Pacem in Maribus
Quaker International Conference
RIP - Research Policy Institute, University of Lund, Sweden - Forskningspolitiska institutet
SADCC - Southern African Development Coordination Conference
SID - Society for International Development
SCNSSC - Standing Conference of National Social Science Councils and Analogous Bodies, Unesco
SSIP - Society for the Study of International Problems
TCDC - Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries
Third World Forum
UNCESI - UN Centre for Economic and Social Information
UNCSTD - United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development
UNCTAD - UN Conference on Trade and Development
UNCNRSE - UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNGA - United Nations General Assembly
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UN-NGLS - UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service
UNU - United Nations University, Tokyo
UN World Conference for Action against Apartheid
Vienna Centre - European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in the Social Sciences
VID - Vienna Institute for Development / Institut de Vienne pour le Développement et la Coopération / Wiener Institut für Entwicklungsfragen
WCARRD - World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development