• Short Summary

    The first meeting of the Technical Preparatory Committee of the whole of the Economic Commission for Africa has been held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (3- 8 April 1980).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Flags flying outside Africa Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2 shots)
    0.06

    2.
    GV INTERIOR Delegates seated
    0.14

    3.
    SCU Comrade Haile Yimenu, Senior Minister & Sec. Gen. of National Revolutionary Development Campaign and Central Planning Supreme Council, addressing delegates in English
    0.24

    4.
    SV PAN OVER Delegates (3 shots)
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    5.
    SV Delegates applaud
    1.01


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: YIMENU: "We have dealt heavy blows to colonialism. One of the most difficult hurdles to African independence has been smashed, and the gallant fighters of Zimbabwe have swept away an ugly system thereby taking their own destiny into their own hands under the leadership of the Patriotic Front. We congratulate the people of Zimbabwe who will be celebrating their independence within the next fortnight."





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    Background: The first meeting of the Technical Preparatory Committee of the whole of the Economic Commission for Africa has been held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (3- 8 April 1980). The Committee was created last year (1979) to deal with proposals to be submitted to the annual meetings of the Conference of Ministers. The next is scheduled fro the 9-12 April, 1980, in Addis Ababa. Delegates stressed the need for a specific strategy for the African region as an autonomous, but integral part, of the international development strategy for the third world. Topics covering economics, agriculture, trade and communications were discussed.

    SYNOPSIS: The conference was opened by the Senior Minister and Secretary General of the National Revolutionary Development Campaign and Central Planning Supreme Council, Comrade Haile Yimenu, who drew attention to the recent Rhodesian elections.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2AVPWPP1F1RW8BZTWNOL9Y2Q9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AVPWPP1F1RW8BZTWNOL9Y2Q9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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