• Short Summary

    TWO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ARE BEING HELD IN ADDIS ABABA AT PRESENT -- THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TO DISCUSS THE CONGO PROBLEM, AND THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION'S THIRD REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA.

  • Description

    1.
    MV SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR GENERAL
    0.05

    2.
    CU NIGERIAN SPEAKER
    0.10

    3.
    CU DITTO
    0.14

    4.
    GV CONFERENCE
    0.41

    5.
    MV TOGO DELEGATE, TUNISIAN DELEGATE
    0.55

    6.
    CU KENYA DELEGATE
    0.58

    7.
    CU SIGN "UK OF G.B. AND NORTHERN IRELAND" PAN TO DELEGATE
    1.11

    8.
    PAN..CONFERENCE
    1.20

    9.
    MV S.RHODESIAN DELEGATES IN HOTEL (2 SHOTS)
    1.34



    Initials JM/V/BHH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ARE BEING HELD IN ADDIS ABABA AT PRESENT -- THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TO DISCUSS THE CONGO PROBLEM, AND THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION'S THIRD REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA.

    THE F.A.O. CONFERENCE'S THEME IS THE PREDOMINANT PART THAT AGRICULTURE PLAYS IN THE LIFE OF AFRICA; AND THE NEED TO INCREASE PRODUCTION BOTH FOR HOME CONSUMPTION AND EXPORT. BUT THE CONFERENCE HAS BEGUN WITH A 'DIPLOMATIC INCIDENT': A PROPOSAL BY THE GHANAIAN MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE THAT THE SOUTHERN RHODESIAN REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE AS OBSERVERS. SOUTHERN RHODESIA WAS TO REPRESENTED BY TWO WHITES AND TWO AFRICANS.

    THE GHANIAN DELEGATE DEMANDED THAT THE SAME PRINCIPLE WHICH DEPRIVED SOUTH AFRICA OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE F.A.O. SHOULD BE APPLIED IN THE CASE OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA. THE SOUTHERN RHODESIA SEATS WERE UNOCCUPIED WHEN THE PROPOSAL WAS PUT TO THE CONFERENCE. OUR CAMERAMAN FILMED THE DELEGATION LATER IN THEIR HOTEL. HE WAS TOLD BY MR HARPER, A WHITE MEMBER: "I HAD HOPED THAT THE CONFERENCE WOULD HAVE PUT THE FAO AND ITS PRINCIPLES BEFORE POLITICS."
    GHANA'S PROPOSAL WAS SUPPORTED BY ETHIOPIA, NIGERIA, SIERRA LEONE, DAHOMEY AND TANGANYIKA-ZANZIBAR.

    THE CONFERENCE IS DUE TO END ON SEPTEMBER 15TH. IT IS BEING ATTENDED BY 32 NATIONS MANY OF WHOM ARE REPRESENTED BY THEIR MINISTERS OF AGRICULTURE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZAC94M2D8C3DA4VXWG0TX6X5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZAC94M2D8C3DA4VXWG0TX6X5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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