• Short Summary

    U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE GROWING GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD COULD ENDANGER THE HOPE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE.

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    U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE GROWING GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD COULD ENDANGER THE HOPE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE.

    HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE IN GENEVA. THE CONFERENCE, ATTENDED BY 122 NATIONS, IS THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND EVER HELD. MOST OF THE GOVERNMENTS ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE, KNOWN AS THE "LITTLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY", ARE REPRESENTED BY THEIR TRADE OR ECONOMIC MINISTERS.

    THE CONFERENCE HAS EIGHTEEN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, INCLUDING A DISCUSSION ON THE EXPANSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ITS FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. THE DELEGATES WERE TOLD BY MR LUDWIG VON MOOS, THE SWISS PRESIDENT, THAT THE PURPOSE OF THEIR MEETING WAS TO LAY THE LINES OF A NEW COMMERCIAL POLICY WHICH WILL "STIMULATE ECONOMIC COLLABORATION BETWEEN INDUSTRIALISED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES."
    U THANT, IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, SAID THAT A LARGE PART OF THE "DEVELOPING" WORLD WAS NOT IN FACT DEVELOPING, OR NOT DEVELOPING FAST ENOUGH TO KEEP PACE WITH THE INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES, OR WITH ITS OWN POPULATION GROWTHS.

    AFTER HIS ADDRESS THE CONFERENCE UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED DR ABDEL MANEIM AL KAISSOUNI, UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PLANNING, AS ITS PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FL30M0WUY89SAUYNBBNJWCAM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FL30M0WUY89SAUYNBBNJWCAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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