• Short Summary

    On June 26, 1945, the representatives of 50 nations signed into effect the United Nations charter and pledged their determination "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war".

  • Description

    1.
    LV United Nations building, New York
    0.15


    San Francisco 1945


    2.
    TGV City LV Opera House



    LV Opera House
    0.22

    3.
    SV Stettinius signs



    SCU shakes hands with Truman
    0.28

    4.
    TV & CU Gromyko signs caption "For Russia"
    0.33

    5.
    SV Halifax signs, caption "For U.K."
    0.36

    6.
    SV Cameramen



    SV Saudi Arabian signs, caption "For Saudi Arabia"
    0.41

    7.
    CU Charter



    SV People file past



    SCU Signatures
    0.49


    Jerusalem 1946


    8.
    SV PAN (2 shots) Wreaked King David Hotel
    0.58


    Jerusalem 1947


    9.
    SV PAN & LV (3 shots) U.N. team tours City
    1.09


    1948


    10.
    SV PAN & CU Bernadotte centre of group (2 shots)
    1.15


    Haifa


    11.
    TGV City



    SV Coffin unloaded



    SV Mourners



    SCU Bearer party
    1.25


    Korea 1951


    12.
    LVs & SVs Troops in action attack pill box with grenades and flame thrower (8 shots)
    1.45


    Kaesong 1951


    13.
    LV United Nations delegates enter building



    LV PAN&CU North Korean guards



    SV U.N. delegates leave (2 shots)



    LV North Korean guards
    2.09


    New York 1946


    14.
    CU Newspaper headlines (2 shots)



    ZOOM IN Map of area
    2.23


    DISSOLVE



    GV Skyscraper arrow indicating site



    1949


    15.
    TGV PAN Cleared site



    SV Corner stone laid



    LV PAN DOWN United Nations building
    2.39



    Initials RJ/EML/BJ RJ/EML/MH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On June 26, 1945, the representatives of 50 nations signed into effect the United Nations charter and pledged their determination "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war". Twenty five years later the world body has 126 member nations, and is still trying to bring peace to the world.

    Wars and rumours of wars have ceaselessly plagued the United Nations during its first quarter of a century. Today, the U.N. is playing no significant part in the quest for peace in Indo China, and remains incapable of enforcing a ceasefire in the Middle East of halting conflicts in Africa. the world body's limited achievements in recent years have been principally confined to the economic sphere notably in providing aid to developing countries.

    Recently, Secretary General U Thant, said that little political progress had been achieved during the past 25 years.

    Ideally, the United Nations would succeed. It seeks to bring all nations together under a common cause to sit around the conference table and sort out differences. But in practice it has failed. Since its inception the United Nations hasn't succeeded in bringing a world conflict to a peaceful conclusion. It has mediated and brought unstable peace to places like Korea but in essence it has acted as little more than a conscience.

    The United Nations enters the 70's in two minds. On one side lies original conception of bringing peace to the world...on the other is its technical aid programme. The world body's advisors will need to take a long hard look at the results of the past 25 years before deciding which course to take.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5BEY8CXT9Y6JNPUOVY7IHCDIO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BEY8CXT9Y6JNPUOVY7IHCDIO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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