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    DELEGATES FROM ARAB, AFRICAN, SOME ASIAN AND COMMUNIST COUNTRIES, INCLUDING RUSSIA, WALKED OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN ISRAELI DELEGATE ZEEV SHAREF ROSE TO ADDRESS THE PLENARY SESSION.

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    DELEGATES FROM ARAB, AFRICAN, SOME ASIAN AND COMMUNIST COUNTRIES, INCLUDING RUSSIA, WALKED OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD) TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN ISRAELI DELEGATE ZEEV SHAREF ROSE TO ADDRESS THE PLENARY SESSION. IT WAS THE THIRD WALKOUT IN THE WEEK-LONG CONFERENCE. THE OTHER TWO WERE IN CONNECTION WITH SOUTH AFRICA'S PARTICIPATION IN UNCTAD.

    YESTERDAY THE UNITED STATES APPEALED TO DELEGATES TO BANISH POLITICS AND GET ON WITH THE JOB OF TRYING TO BRIDGE THE WIDENING GAP BETWEEN THE WORLD'S RICH AND POOR NATIONS. THE AMERICAN DELEGATE, EUGENE ROSTOW, APPEALED TO ALL "TO CONCENTRATE ON THE DIFFICULT, PRACTICAL PROBLEMS BEFORE US AND TO PUT ASIDE FOR OTHER OCCASIONS POLITICAL PROBLEMS WE CANNOT HERE RESOLVE." HIS APPEAL CAME AFTER THE SECOND WALKOUT OF DELEGATES WHEN THE SOUTH AFRICAN DELEGATE ROSE TO SPEAK. NEARLY 1,000 OF THE 2,500 DELEGATES FROM 131 NATIONS WALKED OUT IN PROTEST AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA'S APARTHEID POLICIES.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY BRITISH DELEGATE ANTHONY CROSLAND TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT BRITAIN COULD NOT PROMISE MORE IMMEDIATE AID TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, BECAUSE OF HER OWN ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.

    FRANCE AND WEST GERMANY HAVE ALREADY TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO GIVE MORE AID -- BUT ONLY IF THE POORER NATIONS WORK FOR IT. THE UNITED STATES HAS TAKEN A SIMILAR LINE TO BRITAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2LZKLSLRUVTF2J07EXMZB54Z6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LZKLSLRUVTF2J07EXMZB54Z6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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