Scientific delegates from eighteen nations have been meeting in Lusaka, Zambia for the Eight Biannual meeting of the Commonwealth Scientific Committee.
GV Mulungushi Hall
SV Sing "Eighth Commonwealth Scientific Committee Meeting"
GV Coach arrives and delegatges get out (3 shots)
SV INT Delegates from Lesotho and Malawi
SV Delegates from New Nealand and Nigeria
SV Delegates from Guyana, Botswana and Australia
SV Delegates from Zambia, Ugnada, Trinidad and Tobago
SV Chairman, Dr. Nkunika o fZambia, spekaing
SV Lesotho delegates
SV Official hands out communique
Initials BB/1701 RS/AW/BB/1713
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Background: Scientific delegates from eighteen nations have been meeting in Lusaka, Zambia for the Eight Biannual meeting of the Commonwealth Scientific Committee.
On Thursday (11 July) the scientists had a major seminar on technical developments and their effects on the environment, as well as receiving and discussing the reports of conference committees.
Earlier at the official opening of the meeting on Monday (8 July) the Commonwealth Secretary General, Mr. Arnold Smith said he believed the Commonwealth Scientific Committee could play a major role in helping to solve some of the problems involved in bridging the gap between rich and poor by making use of the experience and expertise available within the Commonwealth scientific community.
It was of imperative importance to ensure that as political inequality passed away it would not be replaced by a new inequality between "those who inherited the abundance of scientific and technological advance and those who can only gaze on it form the outside", said Mr. Smith.
The Secretary General also said the situation in Southern African had opened up to such an extent that the peoples of Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Angola were on "the threshold of freedom". M.r Smith added that events in Portugal and Mozambique made it plain that the illegal Rhodesian regime could not for much longer deny the Rhodesian majority the right to determine the future of their country.
SYNOPSIS: The Mulungushi Conference Hall in Lusaka, Zambia where the English Biennial Meeting of the Commonwealth Scientific Committee has recently been deliberating.
Scientific delegates from eighteen nations of the British Commonwealth took part in last week's conference.
One important theme was the study of the problems involved in bridging the gap between rich and poor. And how best to harness the scientific expertise of the Commonwealth community.
Thursday's session of the conference was a major seminar on the effects of technical developments on the environment.
The delegates also received and discussed reports from the conference committees.
At the official opening of the conference Commonwealth Secretary General, Mr. Arnold Smith had said it was of fundamental importance that political equality was not replaced by technological inequality. Mr. Smith added the situation in Southern African had changed so much that Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Angola were on the threshold of freedom.