CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 05, 1972
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(Studio) United Nations convenes international meeting in Stockholm to tackle global pollution.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Stockholm, Sweden) Conf. opens at Stockholm's Parliament Building, emphasizing fragile nature of planet, drawing guidelines for its protection. [UN Secretary General Kurt WALDHEIM - says all ntns. have common concern, common stake in future of only Earth. Says protection of Earth is greater need than divisions and conflicts which unnecessarily keep ntns. apart.] Soviet bloc boycotts meeting because of American rejectIon of voting delegates from East Germany. [US environmental delegate, Shirley Temple BLACK - says meeting is 1 of most important world has ever held.] Ind. conference also held protesting neglect of controversial issues, such as population control, by United Nations conference [Canadian delegate, Donald CHANT - says population control must not be imposed on ntns. that resist it, though ultimately it is essential for survival of global system.] [Ind. environmental conf., Conrad ISTOCK - says United States delegation has been instructed to vote for things that will further research and monitoring, but not for adoptIon of less polluting practices for developing ntns.] [US delegation chairperson, Russell TRAIN - says United States does not support using conference for increases in aid programs for envtl. purposes.] There are also protests outside conf. against ecocide, specifically destruction of environmental by Indochina war.
REPORTER: John Sheahan
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