The United Nations Secretary General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, held a news conference in New York?
The United Nations Secretary General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, held a news conference in New York on Thursday (7 March) to report on his tour of the drought-stricken Sahelian region of West Africa. He called for an 'International effort of enormous scope' to mitigate the sufferings of the drought affected people and to counter future catastrophes of the kind that took an estimated 100,000 lives in the area this year.
During his tour he visited Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Upper Volta, Dahomey, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
This film includes a speech by Dr. Kurt Waldheim. A transcript is given below: