• Short Summary

    A CALL FOR CAUTION IN THE DISCUSSION OF APARTHEID OPENED THE 18TH ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION IN GENEVA TODAY (TUESDAY).

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    A CALL FOR CAUTION IN THE DISCUSSION OF APARTHEID OPENED THE 18TH ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION IN GENEVA TODAY (TUESDAY). DR. M.K.AFRIDI OF PAKISTAN, THE ASSEMBLY'S CHAIRMAN, CONDEMNED SOUTH AFRICA'S RACIAL SEGREGATION POLICY BUT WARNED AGAINST CREATION OF A SITUATION IN DISCUSSION ON IT THAT MIGHT DO IRREVERSIBLE HARM TO THE ORGANISATION.

    SOUTH AFRICA'S SEATS WERE EMPTY WHEN THE THREE-WEEK CONFERENCE - ATTENDED BY SOME 400 DELEGATES FROM OVER 120 MEMBER - COUNTRIES - OPENED TODAY. SOUTH AFRICA, ALTHOUGH STILL A MEMBER, WALKED OUT LAST YEAR WHEN THE ASSEMBLY PASSED A RESOLUTION BY 34 AFRICAN NATIONS TO DEPRIVE IT OF ITS VOTE IN THE ASSEMBLY AND OTHER MEETINGS.

    A FIVE-POWER WESTERN PROPOSAL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL AGENCY ON CANCER RESEARCH IS TO BE CONSIDERED DURING THE ASSEMBLY. FORMAL SPONSORS OF THE PROPOSAL ARE FRANCE, BRITAIN, ITALY, THE UNITED STATES AND WEST GERMANY.

    THE ASSEMBLY IS ALSO TO CONSIDER PLANS FOR A WORLD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE, BUT SOME MEMBER-COUNTRIES ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT PART OF THE PLAN FOR IT. DR. AFRIDI CALLED THE PLAN "BOLD AND IMAGINATIVE" IN CHARACTER. HE SAID IT WOULD HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS WHICH BESET DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CF37EPJWIXECIOA577K79HXC
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CF37EPJWIXECIOA577K79HXC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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