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October 1970 saw the commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations. January 1971 represents the start of the United Nations Second Development Decade. This short period also gave rise to several other events which merit consideration as symptoms of long-term trends in the evolution of United Nations thinking.
In the following sections, texts illustrating these incidents - and others which preceded them over the last two or three years - are quoted to permit readers to come to their own conclusions:
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