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    Mr. Andrew Young, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, has proposed an 'International Food?

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    Mr. Andrew Young, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, has proposed an 'International Food Corps' of volunteers to fight world hunger. Speaking at the 19th conference of the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Rome on Monday (14 November), he said a volunteer corps working within the existing development agencies would be a 'creative challenge to the problems of bureaucracy'.

    SYNOPSIS: The organisation has a memberships of 144 countries and its aims are to fight malnutrition and hunger. The FAO serves as a co-ordinating agency for development programmes involving agriculture, forestry and fisheries and helps developing countries promote educational and training schemes. This year the conference was opened by FAD Director General Edouard Saouma of Lebanon, who praised particularly the achievement of the Chinese.

    However it was United States Ambassador Andrew Young, who emphasised the importance of the organisation's work.

    On his proposed International Food Corps, Mr. Young said: volunteers have many strengths. They are dedicated they are not a new bureaucracy for they are temporalty, but to be effective they must be well trained."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36R39VGN1YAXC9E6MUIGMCOAU
    Media URN:
    VLVA36R39VGN1YAXC9E6MUIGMCOAU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
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    N/A

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