Invitations to a meeting to organize long-term support for international agricultural research
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Invitations from World Bank President Robert S. McNamara to attend a meeting in January 1971 regarding long-term support for international agricultural research. The record includes samples of a letter of invitation McNamara addressed on November 19, 1970 to eight heads of foundations and multilateral organizations, and the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, and a parallel memorandum to fourteen Bank executive directors. UNDP and FAO joined with the World Bank in sponsoring the meeting. Also included is a memorandum to McNamara from Richard Demuth of the Bank, attaching a copy of McNamara's memorandum of October 30, 1970 to the Bank's Executive Directors, a draft of the proposed invitation, and copies of the attachments. The latter consist of a summary report of the Bellagio meeting in February 1970 of agriculturalists from development assistance agencies, a provisional agenda, a list of invitees, and a draft statement of the objectives, composition and organizational structure of a proposed international agricultural research consultative group.