• Short Summary

    In Poland delegates from seventy eight countries assembled in the town of Wroclaw last week for an International Intellectuals' Conference convened by the World Peace Council.

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    In Poland delegates from seventy eight countries assembled in the town of Wroclaw last week for an International Intellectuals' Conference convened by the World Peace Council.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting was called to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Intellectuals' Congress for the Defence of Peace, which was staged in Wroclaw in 1948. This year's delegates were the successors to such famous names as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Irene Joliot Curie, who spoke out for peace three decades ago. During three days of debate the participants discussed topics which included efforts being made for the creation of a new world order.

    The proceedings were inaugurated by the Chairman of the All-Poland Committee of Peace Defenders, Jozef Cyrankiewicz. Welcoming the delegates, he said that he was greeting true friends who had come from virtually every corner of the globe -- in fact from all continents. He also apologised to them for the inconvenience of their journey to Wroclaw -- some two hundred and fifty miles south west of the Polish capital, Warsaw.

    Other topics on the conference agenda included the development of detente and international co-operation, the struggle against all forms of repression and the fight against neo-colonial exploitation and racism.

    After showing their appreciation of Mr Cyrankiewicz's speech the delegates were then also welcomed by the Chairman of the World Peace Council, Ramesh Chandra.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3ETMPXP9SUY6896RHUEEIR0M
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3ETMPXP9SUY6896RHUEEIR0M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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