The need for a similar effort

Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1990

Jonkheer Emile van Lennep Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1990

Between 1951 and 1969 he was Treasurer-General in the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. From 1958 to 1969 he chaired the Monetary Committee of the E.E.C. and from 1969 to 1984 he served as Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. His work reminds us of the spirit with which "freedom form want" was pursued in Western Europe after World War II and the need for a similar effort in Eastern Europe today.