• Short Summary

    THE MAN MENTIONED AS LEADING CONTENDER FOR THE POST OF ACTING UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL IS U THANT, THE CHIEF BURMESE DELEGATE TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

  • Description

    THE MAN MENTIONED AS LEADING CONTENDER FOR THE POST OF ACTING UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL IS U THANT, THE CHIEF BURMESE DELEGATE TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

    OCT 6, U THANT WENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE IN CONFERENCE THERE.

    BORN IN 1909, HE WAS A SCHOOL MASTER AND FREE-LANCE JOURNALIST IN BURMA BEFORE ENTERING PUBLIC SERVICE AS SECRETARY OF THE EDUCATION REORGANISATION COMMITTEE IN BURMA IN 1942. MR. U THANT FIRST ATTENDED THE UNITED NATIONS AT THE 7TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 1952 AND WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE BURMA DELEGATION TO THE 12TH, 13TH, 14TH AND 15TH SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE 14TH SESSION OF THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND IS CURRENTLY CHAIRMAN OF THE ASIAN-AFRICAN STANDING COMMITTEE ON ALGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35IHRUBUNVJ6987TNRXNZL59L
    Media URN:
    VLVA35IHRUBUNVJ6987TNRXNZL59L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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