1947 - 1997
by Marcel Viart & Oscar Fugalli (1)
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Paper presented on 17 October 1997 to a satellite meeting of the XI World Forestry Congress on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the International Poplar Commission
The International Poplar Commission (IPC) marks the 50th anniversary of its activities in 1997.
This is once more an opportunity to draw up an account of its work, after the last revision made five years ago.
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1 Originally prepared in 1982 by Marcel Viart, former Chairman of the IPC Executive Committee, for the 31st session of the Executive Committee held in Casale Monferrato, Italy. It was updated by Oscar Fugalli, former Secretary to the IPC, as a contribution to the XIX Session of the IPC held in Zaragoza, Spain, in September 1992 and again for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the IPC held as a satellite meeting of the XI World Forestry Congress in Antalya, Turkey, 13-22 October 1997.