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    Diplomats and economists from 142 countries have completed preparations for Latin America's biggest-ever international conference, the third United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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    1.
    GV EXTERIOR..UNCTAD Building, Santiago
    0.06

    2.
    GV & SV INTERIOR..African and Asian delegates receiving accreditation papers (4 shots)
    0.30

    3.
    CU Sign "United Nations" on official's arm-band ZOOM BACK to official
    0.32

    4.
    SV Delegates from People's Republic of China in black "Mao" jackets
    0.40

    5.
    GV PAN..Delegates in reception hall
    0.46

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    CU Notice board showing time of meetings
    0.50

    7.
    SV & CU Final preparations in main meeting hall
    1.08



    Initials ES. 2.40 ES. 3.00



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    Background: Diplomats and economists from 142 countries have completed preparations for Latin America's biggest-ever international conference, the third United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

    UNCTAD-III will be inaugurated tomorrow (Thursday) with speeches by Chile's President Salvador Allende and United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.

    The conference centre -- a massive three-storey building in concrete, glass, plastics and steel with a 22-storey office block -- was built in under nine months, with up to three-thousand men working around the clock. The Chile Government treated its successful completion as a matter of high prestige.

    The conference draws together countries as large as the United. States, the Soviet Union and the Chinese People's Republic and as small as Bhutan; the political spectrum ranges from South Vietnam to Cuba. Their common objective is to discuss how the pattern of global trade can be changed to benefit the developing countries.

    As the delegates assembled, observers were speculating on how successful the participants would be in minimising the wide-ranging political and ideological differences which separate them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27SIREH2DUAJXI0MLR5RW5DIN
    Media URN:
    VLVA27SIREH2DUAJXI0MLR5RW5DIN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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