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    A major conference on economic co-operation among developing countries has begun in Mexico City, It's being held at a newly inaugurated centre for economic and social studies of the Third World.

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    A major conference on economic co-operation among developing countries has begun in Mexico City, It's being held at a newly inaugurated centre for economic and social studies of the Third World.

    SYNOPSIS: The centre was built at the instigation of President Luis Echeverria of Mexico. The United Nations had also been involved. Firstly with the preparatory studies that preceded the establishment of the centre. More recently with an agreement between the centre and the United Nations Development Programme. This agreement will allow collaboration between the two bodies on the operation of the centre. Delegates from nearly 80 countries, who are in Mexico City for the conference on economic co-operation, were at the centre on Tuesday (14 September) for its formal inauguration.

    The UN Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim, unveiled a plaque to inaugurate the new centre. He was watched by the Mexican leader, Mr. Echeverria. Also present at the ceremony were third world leaders including Sir Michael Manley, the Jamaican Prime Minister.

    Large numbers of security police were stationed at the centre for the ceremony and for the various sessions of economic conference.

    President Omar Bongo of Gabon, Sir Michael Manley of Jamaica and Mr. Waldheim were among many third world representatives who heard President Echeverria speak at the conference later. Mr. Echeverria said the time had come for third world nations to synchronise their efforts and build a coherent organisation to face the rich nations and economic injustice. The conference aims to produce practical, schemes to improve the third world's economic status without aid from richer countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XY4ZHN6GJE1PV0S6N5DEFTM7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XY4ZHN6GJE1PV0S6N5DEFTM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
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    N/A

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