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Science and technology: the development dilemma

"The developing countries are facing an unprecedented challenge, that of mastering science and technology, in the shortest possible time, in order to ensure their survival." These words of Unesco Director-General Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow were addressed to the 5,000 delegates from some 150 countries attending the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, held in Vienna from 20 to 31 August 1979. They sum up the basic theme of the Conference whose purpose was to find ways of strengthening the scientific and technological capacities of developing countries and to relate science and technology more directly to the development process itself.

These preoccupations are also reflected in this issue of the Unesco Courier.

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Novembre 1979