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    Tuesday, 10 December is the twenty-sixth anniversary of the General Assembly's approval of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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    Tuesday, 10 December is the twenty-sixth anniversary of the General Assembly's approval of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    U.N. Secretary - General Kurt Waldheim -- in an address to mark the occasion -- said that while much had been achieved, the world still had a long way to go to reach the goals of the Declaration.

    He said the in 1975 -- International Women' Year -- the Untied Nations will deal with the disadvantages and difficulties which face half the world' population.

    He also said the U.N.'s efforts against racial discrimination and the elimination of inhuman treatment against individuals would continue.

    These are not just words. They are fundamental to the creation of a world in which peace and human dignity for all can be achieved.

    Today, we know that we are still a very long way form reaching our goals. Although much has been achieved, much more remains to be done,. We cannot tolerate the continuation of a situation in which two thirds of mankind live in poverty, and in which the most basic human right - the right to live a fruitful and useful life - is denied to so many.

    In 1974 The United Nations has endeavored to create strategies for food and population, and to create a new and more fair international economic order. In 1975, International Women's Year, it will also be dealing with the disadvantages and difficulties which face half of the world's population. Unite Nations efforts also continue towards the elimination of racial discrimination and inhuman treatment against individuals every-where.

    Let us dedicate ourselves again to the task to ensure that the fine words of the Charter and the Universal Declaration may truly be turned into reality."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8TBH4ATQGUFR2IEOTHS16KX3
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8TBH4ATQGUFR2IEOTHS16KX3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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