IPDC Intergovernmental Council, 4th session, Tashkent


Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - stamp 4th session IPDC Intergovernmental Council 1983The implementation of the objectives of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) is the task of the Intergovernmental Council. The Council is composed of 35 member states, on the basis of equitable geographic distribution.


The fourth session of the Council took place in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR (Soviet Union), from 5 to 12 September 1983.


During this meeting new projects were examined, bearing in mind the resources available. Furthermore, the Council felt that reflection on the experiences of IPDC since its formation should be a major theme of this meeting. Accordingly, it was suggested that time should be devoted to the examination of the financial situation of IPDC, the options of developing a data base in the area of communications projects, the promotional activities of the programme and the manner in which projects were evaluated and monitored.


During the meeting several countries announced contributions to IPDC. The delegate of the Netherlands confirmed that the 1.200.000 guilders which had previously been pledged to IPDC could now be spent in support of the Zimbabwe Institute of Mass Communication project. In addition, the Netherlands would make a contribution of 100,000 guilders for an IPDC project to be identified later.





The final report of the forth meeting of the IPDC Intergovernmental Council (pdf-document).



Stamp catalogue


Union of Soviet Socialist Republics       2 September 1983









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