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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (FRIDAY) HAILED THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION AS A BODY WHICH SERVES HUMANITY AND PROMOTES THE UNITY OF MANKIND.

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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (FRIDAY) HAILED THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION AS A BODY WHICH SERVES HUMANITY AND PROMOTES THE UNITY OF MANKIND. HE WAS ADDRESSING UNESCO DELEGATES ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORGANISATION.

    UNESCO WAS FOUNDED ON NOVEMBER 4TH 1946. IT NOW HAS 120 MEMBER STATES AND IN 1965/66 ITS EXPENDITURE WAS NEARLY GBP36 MILLION.

    GENERAL DE GAULLE WAS THE ONLY HEAD OF STATE TO ATTEND THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. ACCOMPANIED BY A MEMBER OF HIS CABINET MINISTERS HE WAS GREETED WITH LOUD APPLAUSE WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE UNESCO BUILDING IN PARIS.

    HIS SPEECH TO THE UNESCO DELEGATES WAS THE FIRST HE HAS EVER MADE TO A UNITED NATIONS AGENCY. IN IT HE SAID IT GAVE GREAT SATISFACTION TO SEE THE INITIATIVE TAKEN JOINTLY IN 1945 BY THE FRENCH AND BRITISH GOVERNMENTS LEADING TO THIS SUCCESS. AND MOREOVER, THAT THE CAPITAL OF HIS COUNTRY WAS CHOSEN AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF SUCH A FRATERNAL ORGANISATION. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ADDED "ABOVE ALL WHAT INSPIRES FRANCE WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL SYMPATHY FOR YOUR WORK AND YOUR ACTIONS IS THAT THEIR FUNDAMENTAL PURPOSE IS TO SERVE HUMAN UNITY WHICH CORRESPONDS ESSENTIALLY WITH FRANCE'S VOCATION."
    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SOPKE IN FRENCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LGPXKLJJIYS4SCTPFV0OZBFR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LGPXKLJJIYS4SCTPFV0OZBFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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