Delegates from 102 nations are meeting in Peru to try to find ways of increasing the income of developing nations through greater industrialisation.
United Nations sign on conference building (2 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT FROM Flags of participating countries
SV Armed troops outside entrance
GV INT Delegates seated
LV & CU Peru PM Morales speaking
SV Ministers listening
SV Delegates from Switzerland and Syria
GV & CU Foreign Minister de la Flor (2 shots)
CU & GV UN Secretary Waldheim speaking
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Background: Delegates from 102 nations are meeting in Peru to try to find ways of increasing the income of developing nations through greater industrialisation.
The conference, in Lima, the Peruvian capital, was called by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, and follows a meeting of developing nations in Algiers last month.
At last month's conference, the developing countries set as their aim the production of at least twenty-five percent of the world's industrial output by the end of the century. They now produce about seven percent.
In an opening address to the 2000 delegates at the conference on Wednesday (12 March), President Juan Velasco Alvarado of Peru warned the major industrial powers that their days of world domination were over. He said countries that had been submissive in the past now had to take up their own destiny.
General Velasco's remarks were read to the conference by his Prime Minister, General Francisco Morales Bermudez. The President is suffering high blood pressure and has been advised to rest.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Kurt Waldheim told the conference the world output of food would have to at least double in the next 25 years to keep up with the expected population rise. Dr. Waldheim said industrial output in the developing countries could increase much faster than that, but such progress should go hand in hand with the urgently needed expansion of agriculture.