Africa has accepted the challenge of the modern world and with it come grave
responsibilities. Many discouraging hours will arise before the rainbow of
accomplished goals will appear on the horizon. African civilization in its
potential magnitude must be able to command fortitude, patience, tolerance
and diligence. To sustain us in all our tasks we count on the women of Africa.
Without their relentless vigilance no aspect of our responsibilities can be
attained. Woman's role has never been so demanding, and you can be proud
to answer this call for the betterment and future of mankind.
Ethiopia welcomes you and wishes you God-speed in your deliberations.