At the United Nations, Nov 22, a motion for adjournment of the Congo debate was defeated.
GV. UNO and Chairman's seat (SILENT).
SV. Hammarskjoeld and Chairman seated listening to voting, countries, countries names called out (SOF)
LV. Ditto (SOF).
SV. Chairman announcing result of ballot (SOF).
SV. Mr. Wadsworth addresses assembly (SOF).
STV. Ditto (SOF).
SV. Delegates listening (SOF).
STV. Mr. Wadsworth addressing assembly (SOF).
SV. Delegates listen. (SOF).
SV. Mr. Wadsworth addressing assembly. (SOF).
TRANSCRIPT: "The resolution of the votes is as follows: 34 in favour, 50 against, 13 abstentions. The Motion for the adjournment of the debate under Article 76 has therefore not been carried." (SOF ENDS)
TRANSCRIPT: Mr. Wadsworth: "The activities of the USSR which have sought to blacken our name have been directed in an entirely contrary direction. It is they who have sought to destroy the U.N. efforts. Although originally professing to support U.N. action in the Congo the USSR promptly started to intervene unilaterally. It sent planes, trucks and supplies for military uses into the Congo without the knowledge and without the approval of the U.N. It actively took sides in internal disputes and gave material support to one of the Parties. It continued this interference until first the Security Council and then the General Assembly had to be called into session to stop it. Nor did it stop there. It engaged in brutal verbal attacks on the U.N. Command. It sought to defame and destroy the office of the Secretary General. All because the U.N. has sought to protect the Congo from outside interference. It now continues its massive efforts to cripple the U.N. action through a total refusal to contribute any funds for its support. This, the nation which has attacked the U.S., is truly the nation which is trying to ruin the U.N. action in the Congo. Now, Mr. President, the U.S. wants to see the Republic of the Congo, in Leopoldville, establish itself successfully as a peaceful and united nation. We want to see the U.N. succeed in its efforts to bring that about. Failure is unthinkable. We will continue to support the adoption and implementation of the U.N. policies which will assure this. One such action, we are convinced, is for this house to give its firm backing to one of the two recognised solid foundations in the Congo, the Chief of State, by seating him and his delegation. The time to act on this is now."
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Background: At the United Nations, Nov 22, a motion for adjournment of the Congo debate was defeated. First, voting then the results:
Later, the Assembly voted in favour of seating the Congo delegation led by President Kasavubu, giving the Congo Republic official representation in the U.N. for the first time. Voting was 53 to 24, with 19 abstentions. The United States delegate, Mr. Wadsworth, spoke in favour of accepting President Kasavubu: