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    United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim arrived in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, on Tuesday (29 August) to attend a UN conference to promote technical co-operation among the world's developing nations.

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    United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim arrived in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, on Tuesday (29 August) to attend a UN conference to promote technical co-operation among the world's developing nations.

    SYNOPSIS: Dr Waldheim would be a key figure when the two-week conference began the following day (30 August).

    Arriving in Buenos Aires he was greeted by Argentina's Foreign Minister, Admiral Oscar Montes, More than one thousand accredited delegates from almost one hundred and fifty nations were to attend the conference, around which a massive security net had been drawn. Argentina's President Jorge Videla was to open the conference, which was the culmination of two years of preliminary sessions.

    First among the four major aims of the conference was to consider ways that developing nations could increase their industrial output through the best use of their own resources. Delegates would also discuss these major topics: promoting exchanges of expertise among themselves; encouraging joint schemes; mapping out policies for international economic relations, and improving the efficiency of technical co-operation among all nations??? As well as trade and finance, delegates would also discuss such universal subjects as pollution.

    Dr Waldheim's first stop was at the Foreign Ministry. The UN estimates that more than three and a quarter billion people live in undeveloped countries, compared to seven hundred and twenty million in developed countries. Dr Waldheim has been a keen advocate of the less-well off nations receiving just prices for their exports, a topic he was expected to raise during his initial speech to the conference. He felt the gathering together of so many experts of differing backgrounds would prove a boon for future international relations
    An intriguing point for Dr Waldheim, and other delegates, would be the presence of Chinese delegates, their first international appearance outside their representation at the UN in New York.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA41NZGRQQNKCAQ9GH4DJ2AK1D7
    Media URN:
    VLVA41NZGRQQNKCAQ9GH4DJ2AK1D7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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