• Short Summary

    The establishment of a fund to be called "Water for the World" to provide safer drinking water for areas without it was urged yesterday (Wednesday) by the Ghanaian delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment being held in Stockholm.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV EXT Conference hall
    0.08

    2.
    TV Delegates take their seats
    0.13

    3.
    TV Ghanaian delegate speaks (SOUND)
    1.17


    MR. ASANTE:



    "The major problems of the physical human environment in Ghana are not those caused by industrial pollution or the spoliation of pleasure beaches by oil from huge tankers, but the simple, elementary ones of biological pollution, such as the disposal of human excreta and the removal of disease-bearing organic matter form drinking water. In fact, in those areas of Africa the provision of safe potable water is the most important physical problem of the environment. The danger to health and hardship that the absence of safe water places on millions of people, is hardly imaginable. My delegation therefore calls on this conference to endorse the establishment of a fund to be called "Water for the World". This should be the first positive contribution of this conference to make safe the human environment."



    CONFERENCE HALL: DELEGATES TAKE SEATS: MR. ASANTE SPEAKS (SOUND).




    Initials BB/1445 PK/MR/BB/BB/1500



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The establishment of a fund to be called "Water for the World" to provide safer drinking water for areas without it was urged yesterday (Wednesday) by the Ghanaian delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment being held in Stockholm.

    Mr. K.B. Asante, the Ambassador to Sweden, speaking at the 112-country conference which opened on Monday (5 June), said the provision of safe water was the most physical problem of the environment in many parts of Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2HHJ1KBK51D4I0TKYK53AV0GN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HHJ1KBK51D4I0TKYK53AV0GN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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