• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL, U THANT, CALLED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE REBUILDING OF WORLD TRADE ON A MORE RATIONAL BASIS IN THE INTERESTS OF DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ALIKE.

  • Description


    DELEGATES ARRIVING AND U THANT ADDRESSING THE CONFERENCE



    "THE REAL QUESTION IS NOT WHETHER DEVELOPMENT WILL OCCUR, BUT HOW IT WILL OCCUR AND WITHIN WHAT INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK. DO WE ENVISAGE OF FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION OR A FRAMEWORK IN WHICH THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE FORCED BACK LARGELY UPON THEIR OWN RESOURCES AND ARE COMPELLED TO TAKE THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STEPS REQUIRED FOR AN AUTARKIC PATTERN OF DEVELOPMENT ? NO REASONABLE PERSON WILL EXPECT THE PROBLEM OF CENTURIES OF ECONOMIC BACKWARDNESS TO BE SOLVED OVERNIGHT. THE WORLD IS, HOWEVER, ENTITLED TO EXPECT A CLEARER DEFINITION OF THE OBJECTIVES TO BE ACHIEVED IN THE LONGER RUN AND AN INDICATION OF THE STEPS WHICH EACH COUNTRY AND GROUP OF COUNTRIES INTENDS TO TAKE FOR THE REALIZATION OF THOSE OBJECTIVES. THAT IS THE ISSUE BEFORE THE NEW DELHI CONFERENCE. THAT IS THE QUESTION TO WHICH THE WORLD EXPECTS AN ANSWER.




    Initials RM/V/AS/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL, U THANT, CALLED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE REBUILDING OF WORLD TRADE ON A MORE RATIONAL BASIS IN THE INTERESTS OF DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ALIKE. HE WAS ADDRESSING DELEGATES FROM ABOUT 130 COUNTRIES AT THE SECOND U.N. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (UNCTAD) IN NEW DELHI, INDIA.

    U THANT SAID DEVELOPED COUNTRIES OFTEN FOUND THEMSELVES SHORT OF LABOUR AND EVEN OF CAPITAL, AND YET PROTECTED THE INEFFICIENT USE OF BOTH THESE RESOURCES IN SECTORS OF AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY WHICH COULD BE MORE EFFICIENTLY SUPPLIED FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. BLAMING THIS PROTECTIONISM ON FEAR OF SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES, U THANT SAID LONG-TERM BENEFITS WERE THUS BEING SACRIFICED TO SHORT TERM EXPEDIENCY.

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL SAID...

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93U2NU4SME7MXC5DPM3CMPW3R
    Media URN:
    VLVA93U2NU4SME7MXC5DPM3CMPW3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment