REHOVOT, Israel (Aug. 25)
The first permanent bureau to aid the new states in Africa and Asia, to “intensify, broaden and deepen” their scientific and technological advances, was created here today.
The bureau is an outgrowth of the first International Conference on Science in the Advancement of New States, which concluded two weeks of sessions here today. More than 100 scientists, and as many governmental leaders, some of them of Cabinet rank, had attended the conference, held at the Weizmann Institute here under the chairmanship of the institute’s president, Israel Minister of Education Abba Eban.
The establishment of the permanent bureau was one of a number of decisions taken at the closing session. The conference recommended a number of other guides aimed at “bringing science and technology to bear upon the problems of developing societies.”
The bureau’s work will be directed by a steering committee consisting of representatives of states that participated in the conference. The bureau will consider convening a second conference, and will report to the parley.