In Vienna one of the biggest conferences in history opened on Monday (20 August) with the aim of devising a global master plan for using science to combat the source of poverty.
GV INTERIOR U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim speaking and delegates listening, Vienna, Austria (7 shots)
CU Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan speaking in English
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: WALDHEIM: "The rapidly escalating arms race, the threat to the environment, the competition for control of the riches of the sea-bed, the dwindling of non-renewable natural resources, the complex problem of energy, the pressures of population, shortages of food, the widening economic gap within national societies and between nation-states, indeed the entire spectrum of our global ills is, in one way or another, related to the creative uses of science and technology for development. The formulation of a credible strategy for such uses is of particular importance for the establishment of a new international economic order."
SEQ. 2: HASSAN: The utilisation of technology presupposes appropriate concepts and institutions. In most developed countries technology is produced, disseminated and utilised on the basis of certain specific types of institution which may or may not exist in developing countries. The very conditions for the establishment of such institutions may be non-existent in many developing countries. In some affluent countries technology is based on a particular concept of entrepreneurship, a concept motivated by economic and commercial considerations. Because of differing socio-economic stages of development and variant sets of national priorities, one might question both the possibility and the desirability of adopting such a concept in developing countries."
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Background: In Vienna one of the biggest conferences in history opened on Monday (20 August) with the aim of devising a global master plan for using science to combat the source of poverty. Some four thousand delegates from a hundred and fifty countries are attending the United Nations Conference on Science and Development (UNCSTD). The developing countries have asked that a United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim appealed to governments to make use of what he called "triumphs of science" and Crowd Prince Hassan of Jordan criticised the use of established methods that do not help the unique problems of the developing world. First Kurt Waldheim: