Tropical Forests: A Call for Action. Report of an International Task Force convened by the World Resources Institute, The World Bank, and the United Nations Development Program. World Resources Institute, 1735 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006, U.S.A. October 1985. ISBN 0-915825-10-4. The report was discussed in a meeting held in The Hague, the Netherlands, during a three day meeting, the first two devoted to the question how international cooperation could be coordinated; the last day was a discussion day for the public with representatives of non-governmental organizations. Parliament etc. That day was opened by Ms. E.M. Schoo, Minister for International Development Cooperation. She announced that the Dutch Government in the near future will double the funds available for tropical forests from ƒ 50 million to ƒ 100 million. She also announced that she would give a substantial contribution to scientific research (The TROPENBOS program). After hearing her speech the Director General for Science Policy could announce the official start of that program (see under Research).