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Crisis in UNCTAD

The second U.N. Conference on Trade and Development seemed to be facing a near-crisis to-night [March 1]. Unless something happens over the week-end, the conference on which millions of people in the developing world have pinned their faith for a better life, will end in failure. This is largely because of disunity among the developed countries. While some pious declarations have been made by the developed countries and some had been very sincere in doing so, they are not coming forward with any concrete proposals so that the Contact Groups established could negotiate and come to some settlement. Talking to newsmen here [New Delhi] to-night, Mr. K.B. Lall, Deputy Leader of the Indian delegation, said that the conference was already behind schedule by three or four days. So far as the developing countries were concerned, they had already discharged their double burden.

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