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    THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECONVENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH CRISIS OVER PAYMENTS TO THE WORLD ORGANISATION UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE U.

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    U THANT SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT:



    "BY ONE EXPEDIENT OR ANOTHER THE ORGANISATION HAS, SO FAR, MANAGED TO MEET ITS OBLIGATIONS, AND THIS MAINTAIN ITS FINANCIAL INTEGRITY. BUT, EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN ALL TOO CLEARLY THAT WHAT I HAVE PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS A POLICY OF IMPROVISATION, OF A PART SOLUTION, OF RELYING ON THE GENEROSITY OF THE FEW RATHER THAN ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL, THAT SUCH A POLICY CANNOT MUCH LONGER ENDURE. IF THE UNITED NATIONS ITSELF IF TO ENDURE AS A DYNAMIC AND EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ACTION, THAT, TOO, IS MY FIRM CONVICTION. MR. PRESIDENT, I FEEL I HAVE DONE MY DUTY IN PLACING THE TRUE FACTS BEFORE THIS AUGUST ASSEMBLY. I APPEAL TO ALL DELEGATIONS AS A MATTER OF URGENCY TO CO-OPERATION IN DEVISING WAYS AND MEANS OF REMEDYING THIS SITUATION. THANK YOU, SIR."




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    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECONVENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH CRISIS OVER PAYMENTS TO THE WORLD ORGANISATION UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE U.N. CHARTER STILL UNRESOLVED. THE ASSEMBLY MEETING OPENED WITH A STATEMENT BY U THANT, THE SECRETARY GENERAL, WHO WARNED THAT THE ORGANISATION MIGHT NOT ENDURE MUCH LONGER UNLESS FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS BY CERTAIN MEMBERS WERE MET.

    ALTHOUGH U THANT DESCRIBED THE SITUATION AS 'SERIOUS', HE MADE NO DIRECT APPEAL FOR FUNDS AND CALLED FOR CO-OPERATION TO SOLVE THE CRISIS IN THIS WAY:
    (AFTERWARDS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MR. QUAISON-SACKEY, OF GHANA, CALLED FOR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS WITH ALL U.N. MEMBERS MAKING GRANTS. THIS WAS DESIGNED TO OFFSET A CONFRONTATION OVER ARTICLE 19, THE TERMS OF WHICH PROVIDES FOR A MEMBER STATE TO LOSE ITS VOTE IF IT FALLS TWO YEARS BEHIND WITH ASSESSMENTS. THE SOVIET UNION AND FIFTEEN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE FACED WITH LOSING THEIR VOTE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GF4BBJTXK8PP4M3NMTZLNBTL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GF4BBJTXK8PP4M3NMTZLNBTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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