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    A THREE-WEEK CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION (F.A.O.) OPENED IN ROME,?

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    A THREE-WEEK CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION (F.A.O.) OPENED IN ROME, ITALY, TODAY (SATURDAY). THE BIENNIAL PLENARY CONFERENCE WILL CHART THE NEXT TWO YEARS WORK BY THE 109-MEMBER ORGANISATION IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER.

    TODAY'S CONFERENCE OPENING WAS ALSO A FORMAL COMMEMORATION OF THE F.A.O.'S FOUNDING 20 YEARS AGO. MR. MAURICE SAUVE, CANADA'S MINISTER OF FORESTRY, WHO WAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE, WARNED THAT THE WORLD WAS LOSING THE BATTLE AGAINST HUNGER.

    APPEALING TO POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THE CANADIAN MINISTER SAID: "IF OUR GENERATION, AT THE MOST CRUCIAL MOMENT IN THE MEMORY OF MAN, FAILS TO WIN THE WAR ON HUNGER, MUCH OF THE BLAME WILL BE THEIRS BEFORE THE BAR OF HISTORY."
    OTHER SPEAKERS INCLUDED MR. A.B.C. MAIDEN, THE PERMANENT HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA. BRITAIN'S DELEGATION WAS LED BY MRS. BARBARA CASTLE, THE MINISTER OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT, WHO ALSO SPOKE AT THE OPENING SESSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9F59PCWKU57T5R5VPB17JQ39
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9F59PCWKU57T5R5VPB17JQ39
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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