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    A five-day symposium sponsored by the United Nations opened in Addis Ababa on Monday, studying the economic disparities between African urban end rural areas.

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    A five-day symposium sponsored by the United Nations opened in Addis Ababa on Monday, studying the economic disparities between African urban end rural areas.

    Its aim is to mobilise international resources of aid to help the African rural communities obtain a share in increasing wealth.

    Forty non-governmental organisations from all over the world and United Nations Agencies are discussing the problems, and reviewing past efforts in dealing with them.

    Opening speaker was the U.N.'s Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Robert Gardiner. He said that between 60 and 20 par cent of the population in most African countries was engaged in subsistence agriculture, and it was surprising therefore that African economic planning tended to concentrate on development of industry and exports, promotion of investments, or balance of payments.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABXDS2Q7VF2U5CWJS331FY5W50
    Media URN:
    VLVABXDS2Q7VF2U5CWJS331FY5W50
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
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    /
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    N/A

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