• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVE OF 35 NATIONS BEGAN AN 11-DAY CONFERENCE IN RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ON THE EXPLOITATION OF THE RICHES BENEATH THE SEA.

  • Description

    REPRESENTATIVE OF 35 NATIONS BEGAN AN 11-DAY CONFERENCE IN RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ON THE EXPLOITATION OF THE RICHES BENEATH THE SEA. THE DELEGATES ARE MEMBERS OF A UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PEACEFUL USE OF THE SEABED OUTSIDE THE LIMITS OF NATIONAL JURISDICTION, SET UP UNDER A MALTESE PROPOSAL BY THE 1967 GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

    MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ARE ARGENTINE, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, BRITAIN, BULGARIA, CANADA, CEYLON, CHILE, ECUADOR, LIBERIA, LIBYA, MALTA, NORWAY, PAKISTAN, PERU, POLAND, KENYA, RUMANIA, SENEGAL, SOMALIA, THAILAND, TANZANIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION. THEIR TASK IS SEEN AS THE BEGINNING OF A SUSTAINED AND COMPLICATED OPERATION AIMED AT THRASHING OUT THE JURIDICAL, TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF USING SEABED RESOURCES AND DRAWING UP PRACTICAL MEANS FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN THIS FIELD.

    IN A STATEMENT ON THE EVE OF THE CONFERENCE, THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SENHOR JOSE DE MAGALHAES PINTO DESCRIBED THE SEABED AS "ONE OF THE GREAT NEW FRONTIERS OF MANKIND". HE SAID: "THE RICHES COVERED BY THE HIGH SEAS MUST BE EXPLORED FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MANKIND, WHATEVER THE STATE OF TECHNICAL ADVANCE OF ONE COUNTRY OR ANOTHER".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WRF8Z9VRZ1I87FD8MRMQGEJW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WRF8Z9VRZ1I87FD8MRMQGEJW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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