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close this bookWorld Conference on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs - Final Report (UNICEF - UNDP - UNESCO - WB - WCEFA, 1990, 129 p.)
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The overall context of the World Conference was established in the opening session. Presidents Borja of Ecuador, Ershad of Bangladesh and Moi of Kenya reflected in particular Latin American, Asian and African viewpoints. The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn represented host country perspectives, while Director-General Mayor of UNESCO and Conference Executive Secretary Haddad set the scene on behalf of the sponsoring agencies and the Inter-Agency Commission, respectively.