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    The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Doctor Kurt Waldheim opened a meeting of the U.N.?

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    The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Doctor Kurt Waldheim opened a meeting of the U.N. committee on Natural Resources in Delhi on Tuesday (6 February).

    Doctor Waldheim said in his opening address that there was a need for greater help from the rich nations to help developing countries to explore their natural resources. He said that these virtually untapped countries would become increasingly important to the world. He urged the committee to draw up a plan to halt the growth of deserts, which, he said, was a major environmental problem.

    There are 54 countries represented at the committee meeting at the Vigyan Bhavan. It ends on February 17th.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Indian capital, Delhi, United Nations delegates from fifty-four countries began meeting on Tuesday to discuss the state of the world's natural resources. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim opened the ten-day conference after a welcoming address by Indian Foreign Minister Swaran Singh.

    Doctor Waldheim sand in his address that it was time for the rich nations to start spending more money to help the developing nations to explore their natural resources. He said that these developing countries contained the bulk of the mineral and energy resources on, which he said, "the future would depend". He said these newer countries would obviously become more and more important.

    Doctor Waldheim told the Natural Resources committees that it was also vital now to draw u a plan to halt the growth of deserts, which, he said, was a major environmental problem.

    The meeting ends on the 17th of February.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACB7J52G9WMIHZTV5WP1O30KOM
    Media URN:
    VLVACB7J52G9WMIHZTV5WP1O30KOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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