Israel Signs Agreement with U.N. for Technical Aid; Will Receive Nine U.N. Experts

Israel is shortly to receive nine experts in various economic, social and administrative fields under an agreement signed during the week-end between the Israeli Government and the United Nations. Abba Eban, permanent representative to the United Nations, signed for the Government of Israel and Hugh L. Keenleyside, director-general of the Technical Assistance Administration, signed for the United Nations.

Israel has asked for a production statistics specialist for a year, while an industrial planner is also scheduled for an initial period of one year. An expert to assist in the planning and organizing of a soil testing laboratory has gone for one to two months, while a tax administration expert will also spend two months in the Eastern Mediterranean country. An expert in the use of water resources will be provided as soon as be can be recruited.

In the social field, four experts on various aspects of social welfare services and family welfare will be sent for periods of four to six months. The experts requested are in the fields of rehabilitation of adult offenders, family welfare, principles underlying the treatment of family and youth problems, and organization of social welfare services. Israel and the U.N. share expenses for the expert services. The U.N. will pay salary and international travel costs while the Israel Government will provide local facilities and costs of the program within its country.

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