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PLO Accepted As New Member in UN Group

The Palestine Liberation Organization will participate in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in May. The UNCTAD’s “group of 77,” meeting in the Philippines, accepted the PLO as a new member, according to reports reaching here from Manila today. The PLO was sponsored by a member of the Indonesian delegation and seconded by Latin American and African groups.

The Nairobi meeting will be attended by representatives of 107 developing nations, which now includes the PLO though the latter represents no nation. According to the reports, the PLO delegation to Nairobi will be headed by Naim Khader, a lawyer who specializes in economic and political development.