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    INTRODUCTION Efforts by UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to create a common fund to stabilise commodity prices continued in Geneva, Switzerland, this week.

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    INTRODUCTION Efforts by UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to create a common fund to stabilise commodity prices continued in Geneva, Switzerland, this week. The third preparatory meeting for the forthcoming negotiating conference on a common fund under UNCTAD's integrated programme for commodities ended on Tuesday (1 March). The meeting began on 21 February. Delegations continued discussion on the main elements of a common fund and the meeting recommended to the conference rules of procedure and a provisional agenda.

    SYNOPSIS: The issue of a common fund is a controversial one. The crucial commodity issue threatened the conference with collapse in Kenya last year. There was intense and often bitter confrontation between the rich and poor nations at the conference, called UNCTAD Four, in Nairobi in May. But the 154 nations managed to drag the conference back from the brink of failure over the issue.

    UNCTAD Secretary-General Gamani Corea comments on the fund.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6H70FQHDSY0OE6B3H1CK3ZGWH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H70FQHDSY0OE6B3H1CK3ZGWH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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