• Short Summary

    The Geneva conference on the plight of the Vietnamese "boat people" ended on Saturday (21 July) with promise of 260,000 new homes for refugees and an extra 190 million dollars in settlement aid.

  • Description

    The Geneva conference on the plight of the Vietnamese "boat people" ended on Saturday (21 July) with promise of 260,000 new homes for refugees and an extra 190 million dollars in settlement aid. But there were private worries expressed by some members of the delegations on the moral implications of Vietnam's promised curb on its refugee exodus "for a reasonable period of time." Officials described the moratorium -- announced by United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim -- as contrary to the principle of free movement laid down by the United Nations. But nevertheless the conference dealt with the immediate problem of finding places for thousands of Vietnamese already living in crowded refugee camps in Southeast Asia. United Nations High Commissioner in charge of refugees, Poul Hartling spoke to newsmen about the number of places now available to the refugees.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4GRY3TNQ6YXB1ZZI2FDT0PLNL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GRY3TNQ6YXB1ZZI2FDT0PLNL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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