• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN ADDIS ABABA ON SUNDAY FOR THREE-DAY VISIT TO ETHIOPIA.

  • Description

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN ADDIS ABABA ON SUNDAY FOR THREE-DAY VISIT TO ETHIOPIA. DURING HIS STAY HE ATTENDED THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA.

    WHILE IN ETHIOPIA, U THANT MET THE EMPEROR, HAILE SELASSIE, MEMBERS OF THE ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT AND MR. DIALLO TELLI; SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY. HE ALSO VISITED THE KOKA DAM, 60 MILES (96 KM) FROM ADDIS ABABA.

    U THANT ADDRESSED DELEGATES FROM 41 AFRICAN STATES WHEN THEY MET TO EVALUATE TEN YEAR'S WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA. HE SAID ONLY AFRICANS COULD THEY THE THEY OF AFRICA'S DESTINY -- BY UNITING TOGETHER IN A SPIRIT OF CO-OPERATION.

    HE SAID THE COMMISSION HAD DONE VALUABLE GROUND-WORK THAT WOULD BE USEFUL IN ASSISTING MEMBER GOVERNMENTS IN THEIR EFFORTS AGAINST POVERTY, IGNORANCE AND DISEASE.

    "AFRICA MAY BE THE YOUNGEST OF THE DEVELOPING CONTINENTS", HE SAID, "BUT YOUTH IS CHARACTERISED BY VITALITY AND DYNAMISM.' THESE ARE THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR PROVIDING THE NECESSARY THRUST TO LAUNCH THE DEVELOPING WORLD INTO A HIGHER ORBIT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS".

    MR. ALLISON AYIDA OF NIGERIA, THE OUTGOING CHAIRMAN, CALLED ON THEY ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA PRODUCE A PLAN FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT.

    (U THANT LEFT ADDIS ABABA TODAY (FEBRUARY 5) FOR ROME ON HIS WAY BACK TO NEW YORK.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8UA9EYAD64FSG008TLVCEMNGC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UA9EYAD64FSG008TLVCEMNGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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