• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The 1981 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today (14 October) to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

  • Description

    HONG KONG (VISNEWS - LING WAH-KEE)

    GV Hartling visiting refugee camp (2 shots)

    Background: INTRODUCTION: The 1981 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today (14 October) to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The five-member selection committee made the announcement in Oslo. The award was accepted by the present High Commissioner Mr. Poul Hartling who was in Geneva for the UNHCR's annual executive committee meeting.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Hartling is seen here visiting a refugee camp in Hong Kong where many thousands of Vietnamese boat people are temporarily housed. This is the third time that the UNHCR, and its predecessor the Nansen International Office for Refugees, have won the prize. The official citation was ready by selection chairman Mr. John Sanness.

    Source: REUTERS LIBRARY, NORSK RIKSKRINGKASTING (NRK) AND SUISSE ROMANDE GENEVE (SRG)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22Q4GZXXBB63T91VXR4UXZ01Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA22Q4GZXXBB63T91VXR4UXZ01Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment