Activities of ECAFE in the Field of Inland Transport and Communications
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The Commission had, therefore, to develop its work in the context of the foregoing considerations, and had to adapt its approach so as to meet the requirements as adequately as possible. Although the Commission itself set up in- 1947; for various reasons it was not until 1951 that an Inland Transport Committee was established; this was followed in 1952 "by the establishment of three sub-committees, namely, Highways, Inland Waterways and Railways. It was therefore only in 1952 that the Transport Division commenced to function in its present form. In 1957, following the directive of the Commission to the secretariat to undertake work in the field of telecommunication, the terms of reference of the Inland Transport Committee was expanded to include telecommunication, and the name of the Committee was changed to Inland Transport and Communications Committee.