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    DR.SEN, THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY (MONDAY)?

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    DR.SEN, THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY (MONDAY) VISITED BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER, MR.HAROLD WILSON AT NO 10 DOWNING STREET.

    THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL WAS INVITED TO BRITAIN FOR AN 8-DAY STAY BY THE MINISTER OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT, MRS.BARBARA CASTLE.DURING HIS VISIT, DR SEN IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS WITH GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND INTERESTED ORGANISATIONS SUBJECTS RELATING TO THE FAO.

    AMONG THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HE IS SCHEDULED TO SEE IS THE TROPICAL PRODUCTS INSTITUTE, WHERE RESEARCH IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BEST USE OF CROPS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.HE WILL ALSO VISIT OVERSEAS SURVEYS WHICH HAS MAPPED OVER 1 MILLION SQUARE MILES OF NEWLY-EMERGENT COUNTRIES.AN IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT FOR DR.SEN WILL BEE ATTENDING THE OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE OF COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURAL BUREAUX AT AFRICA HOUSE IN LONDON, ON WEDNESDAY.

    DR.SEN HAS HAD AN IMPRESSIVE CAREER AS AN ADMINISTRATOR.BEGINNING WITH THE INDIAN CIVIL SERVICE, HE BECAME A DISTRICT MAGISTRATE.IN 1942 HE SUPERVISED THE HOUSING AND FEEDING OF REFUGEES FROM THE WAR IN BURMA.LATER IN THE SAME YEAR, WHEN FAMINE SWEPT THOUGH INDIA, HE DIRECTED RELIEF OPERATIONS IN ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S WORST EVER FAMINES.AFTER A PERIOD IN THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, HE WAS ELECTED DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE FAO IN 1956 AND RE-ELECTED IN 1963 FOR A FURTHER 4 YEARS.HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR LAUNCHING THE FREEDOM FROM HUNGER CAMPAIGN IN 1960 WHICH HAS EVOKED A WORLD-WIDE RESPONSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VH8LPG2OFTW0YWPN6ZCUZVYN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VH8LPG2OFTW0YWPN6ZCUZVYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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