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    THE 20TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE (EDE) WAS OPENED IN GENEVA TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY MR.

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    THE 20TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE (EDE) WAS OPENED IN GENEVA TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY MR. VLADIMIR VELEBIT, THE YUGOSLAV EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION. FOR THE NEXT TWO AND A HALF WEEKS, DELEGATES FROM BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN EUROPE WILL DISCUSS TRADE, DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER EUROPEAN PROBLEMS.

    ATTENDING THE TALKS ARE SOME 150 DELEGATES, REPRESENTING EUROPE'S THREE MAIN ECONOMIC BLOCS -- THE COMMON MARKET, THE EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION, AND COMECON. THE OPENING SESSION HEARD A MESSAGE FROM U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL.

    IN HIS MESSAGE, U THANT APPEALED TO THE EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS FOR "CONCERTED, PURPOSEFUL AND CO-OPERATIVE ACTION" TO HELP ECONOMICALLY BACKWARDS COUNTRIES TO DEVELOP. HE SAID: "THE WORLD IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY AWARE OF THE DEVASTATING THREAT POSED BY THE DIVISION BETWEEN THE PROSPEROUS AND THE POOR."
    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL DECLARED THAT JOINT EUROPEAN ACTION "MAY HELP TO COMPOSE YOUR DIFFERENCES." HE SUGGESTED THAT EVEN A SMALL REDUCTION IN EUROPEAN ARMAMENTS EXPENDITURE WOULD FREE SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES TO HELP DEVELOPING NATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33JRWB8Z4CBKR8BSR0JAVPQPO
    Media URN:
    VLVA33JRWB8Z4CBKR8BSR0JAVPQPO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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