• Short Summary

    A number of ceremonies were held in the Ivory Coast's capital of Abidjan on Tuesday (21 December) to mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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    GV Building where opening ceremony held decorated with banner (2 shots)
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    SV PAN M. Mahtar M'Bow director general UNESON enters conference hall and sits down (2 shots) followed by Minister of National Education of Ivory Coast, M. Paul Akot Yao
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    SV PAN FROM M'Bow TO Yao
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    GV Delegates seated in conference hall
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    GV National Library building (2 shots)
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    SV M'Bow arrives and greeted by Yao and others (2 shots)
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    CU UNESCO poster on window in building
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    CU M'Bow standing with Yao looking at exhibits
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    9.
    SV AND CU M'Bow an Yao looking at photographs (6 shots)
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    10.
    SV M'Bow signing book
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    Background: A number of ceremonies were held in the Ivory Coast's capital of Abidjan on Tuesday (21 December) to mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

    SYNOPSIS: At the Treichville Congrees Hall a meeting was held to officially open the celebrations.

    UNESCO director-general Amadou Mahtar M'Bow and the Ivory Coast's Education Minister Paul Akoto Yao attended.

    Mr. M'Bow was the opening speaker. He described UNESCO as a "comprehensive service to man."
    Mr. M'Bow is on a five day visit to the Ivory Coast.

    His official duties also included a visit to the Ivory Coast's national library where a UNESCO exhibition was being held.

    With Mr. Yao acting as his guide, the UNESCO director-general toured the exhibition, making favourable comments as he went.

    The exhibition had several sections. It was representative of the various services and scientific break-through UNESCO has pioneered and provided for countries throughout the world.

    Mr. M'Bow said he appreciated the effort made by the Ivory Coast government in highlighting UNESCO's work. He said it was an example of the international co-operation that the United Nations promoted.

    "The exhibition shows 30 years of UNESCO -- 30 years of preservation and progress," he added. Mr. M'Bow commemorated the occasion by signing a special exhibition book.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3YY61184RZ0PKMHZ26OZWD4NN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YY61184RZ0PKMHZ26OZWD4NN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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