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    Many aspects of the welfare of children have been considered at an international conference in the Soviet Union.

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    SV ZOOM OUT Soviet Young Pioneers entering conference hall, and assemble (2 shots)

    SV And GV PAN Audience applaud while children wave doves (3 shots)

    SV Director General of UNESCO Mr. Amadou Mahter M. Bow onto platform and speaks in French, while audience listen (5 shots)

    SV Audience while Mr. M'Bowhis speech, applause (4 shots)

    SV Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko enters and meets Director General of UNESCO Mr. M'Bow (2 shots)

    CU ZOOM OUT Mr. M'Bow and other officials at table

    CU ZOOM OUT Mr. Gromyko and other officials, PAN TO Mr. M'Bow and delegation (2 shots)
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    Background: Many aspects of the welfare of children have been considered at an international conference in the Soviet Union. There were representatives from throughout the world including the United Nations.

    SYNOPSIS: The opening ceremony of the conference which is aimed at securing a peaceful and happy future for all children featured Young Pioneers of the Soviet Union. They marched among an audience of seven hundred delegates from one hundred and twenty nations. And children waved doves to emphasise that peace among nations is necessary for the welfare of children.

    A principal speaker at the opening ceremony was the Director General of UNESCO (United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Mr. Amadou Mahtar M'Bow of Senegal. He said that all children have a right to peaceful and happy lives, and several United Nations agencies have responsibilities in this sphere. It was the job of the conference committees to discover how best to promote the aim of child welfare.

    The conference planned to explore all questions concerned with the safety and happiness of children, including their economic, social and legal circumstances, education and the role of the family and society in the development of teenage personalities. The delegates also considered the plight of mentally handicapped, and children living in difficult social and political conditions.

    Mr. M'Bow, as a distinguished visitor to Moscow, was greeted on his arrival for the conference by the Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr. Andrei Gromyko.

    In the official Soviet message of greetings to the conference delegates, President Leonid Brezhnev called for disarmament as a means to relieve the suffering of children. He said the struggle for a happy childhood involves the strengthening of peace, national independence and the security of peoples.

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