World Trade: The Underdeveloped Get Together

Next month in Geneva, a unique confrontation will begin between the prosperous and the poor nations of the world. For twelve weeks, 1,500 finance ministers, foreign ministers, economists and assorted experts from 122 nations will face each other in the first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. At U.N. headquarters in Manhattan last week, 300 advance men debated the scope of the meeting and decided upon its agenda. Plainly, the underdeveloped nations, which will be well in the majority in Geneva, aim at nothing less than rewriting the rules of world trade to give themselves a much...

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