In Argentina, delegates from seventy-six countries began a two-week conference on Wednesday (30 August) aimed at promoting technical co-operation among developing countries (TCDC).
GV: police controlling traffic outside conference venue, San Martin Cultural Theatre. (3 shots)
TOP GV: delegates seated inside conference hall.
GV: speakers at main table ZOOM INTO Argentina's President, Jorge Videla.
United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim speaking in English.
GV: audience applauds
WALDHEIM: "This conference is the most recent demonstration of the United Nations' effort to help find solutions to the interlocking problems of our interdependent world. The previous conference the United Nations has sponsored in recent, years, including those on environment, population, food, desertification human settlements, water - even as this one on technical co???operation among developing countries - must not be looked at in isolation. Each forms part of new global strategies to cope with global problems that effect all of us. Each draws and builds upon its predecessors, just as the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development next year will undoubtedly benefit from and, as appropriate, absorb the results of this conference. By the same token, this conference in not limited to one narrow phase of development, It is rather concerned with a broader dimension of international co-operation for development that needs urgent strengthening. In its entirety, TCDC is a critical, even indispensable instrument in international economic relationship, designed to improve and strengthen development strategies and programmes affecting hundreds of millions of people."
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Background: In Argentina, delegates from seventy-six countries began a two-week conference on Wednesday (30 August) aimed at promoting technical co-operation among developing countries (TCDC). The conference is sponsored by the United Nations, and seeks to improve living conditions for some two billion people throughout the world. It is the first event of its kind ever held.
SYNOPSIS: Police mounted a massive security campaign as more than a thousand delegates, including UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, converged on Buenos Aires.
Argentinean President Jorge Videla addressed the opening session on Wednesday (30 August), and Dr. Waldheim called for fairer prices for exports from developing countries.