• Short Summary

    AFRICA'S FIRST CONFERENCE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT OPENED IN ACCRA, GHANA, JUNE 21, UNDER THE THEME "WORLD WITHOUT THE BOMB." PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH OF GHANA, THE CONFERENCE SPONSORS, IN HIS 11,000-WORD OPENING SPEECH, CALLED FOR A NEW INTERNATIONAL CODE OF MORALITY AND A PROPOSAL FOR CREATING AN IMPARTIAL NUCLEAR ARMS INSPECTION TEAM.

  • Description

    AFRICA'S FIRST CONFERENCE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT OPENED IN ACCRA, GHANA, JUNE 21, UNDER THE THEME "WORLD WITHOUT THE BOMB." PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH OF GHANA, THE CONFERENCE SPONSORS, IN HIS 11,000-WORD OPENING SPEECH, CALLED FOR A NEW INTERNATIONAL CODE OF MORALITY AND A PROPOSAL FOR CREATING AN IMPARTIAL NUCLEAR ARMS INSPECTION TEAM.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE EIGHT-DAY CONFERENCE ARE CANON COLLINS, LEADER OF A UK ANTI-BOMB MOVEMENT; MR. JUSTAS PALETSKIS, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE SUPREME SOVIET; DR. GALAL, EGYPT'S MINISTER FOR NATIONAL GUIDANCE; MR. JAMES WADSWORTH, FORMER US REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS; MAYOR SHINZO OF HIROSHIMA; AND MR. PHILIP NOEL-BAKER, FORMER BRITISH MINISTER AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER.

    ONE ASPECT OF THE CONFERENCE GIVEN EMPHASIS IS THAT IT IS NON-GOVERNMENTAL AND IT IS NOT SPONSORED BY ANY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN NUCLEAR DISARMING. U.N.ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT, IN A MESSAGE, SAID HE HOPED THE CONFERENCE WOULD GIVE GREATER SIGNIFICANCE AND URGENCY TO THE RESOLUTION ALREADY ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONDEMNING NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    AMONG THE "LIBERAL-MINDED INDIVIDUALS INVITED" BUT NOT PRESENT WERE FORMER US PRESIDENT EISENHOWER, FRENCH FILM STAR BRIGITTE BARDOT, ARTIST PABLO PICASSO, WRITER JEAN PAUL SARTRE, ITALY'S SOCIALIST LEADER SIGNOR NENNI, AND THE BRITISH PHILOSOPHER AND ANTI-BOMB LEADER BERTRAND RUSSELL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9948QKLOV9NQUTZSDXY0I3T3V
    Media URN:
    VLVA9948QKLOV9NQUTZSDXY0I3T3V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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