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    Ministers from member countries of the World Food Council were meeting in Rome this week, and on Tuesday (15 June) developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America called on the developed nations to take more action to help the people of the world who are starving.

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    GV EXTERIOR building
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    CU PAN INTERIOR from world food council sign to delegates entering conference room
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    CU PAN Delegates from Mali, Mexico, Somalia, Sweden, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.
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    SCU: President of meeting speaking in Italian
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    CU PAN: Delegates from Canada and Bangladesh
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    CU: Executive director
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    CU PAN: delegates from India and Indonesia
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    CU DEP: Executive Director of council
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    GV: conference in progress
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    World Food Council officials have privately acknowledged that the three day meeting in Rome is a key test of international sincerity in tackling the problems of feeding the world's rapidly-multiplying population. Failure to make progress could undermine the effectiveness of future initiatives to ensure a greater spread of food resources.
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    Background: Ministers from member countries of the World Food Council were meeting in Rome this week, and on Tuesday (15 June) developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America called on the developed nations to take more action to help the people of the world who are starving.

    SYNOPSIS: The conference was sponsored by the United Nations, and its aim was to reach agreement on creating grain stockpiles to protest the poorest developing nations against sudden shortages. On the second day of the three-day conference, the so-called Group of 77 developing nations from three continents, tabled a package of draft resolutions.

    One resolution urged all governments, particularly of developed countries, to take immediate internal measures to help increase agricultural production and exports in order to help the developing countries.

    The group also proposed guidelines for giving certain countries priority in food aid. This would be done on a basis of those countries with a per capita income of under 500 dollars a year. However, Reuters quoting informed sources, reported that first reactions among the industrialised countries to the proposals were cool and "negative". Several western delegations would have preferred the proposals to have been put as recommendations.

    The delegations of the United States, West Germany and Britain, did not like the proposals being presented as resolutions, which they considered to be legally binding, whereas recommendations would not be.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84PEO8T9XT7454UBXL89IN4A4
    Media URN:
    VLVA84PEO8T9XT7454UBXL89IN4A4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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