• Short Summary

    Dr. Kurt Waldheim of Austria was appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations on Wednesday (22?

  • Description

    1.
    SV Waldheim walking up to rostrum
    0.14

    2.
    SV Waldheim standing on platform with others. Chairman Malik speaks (SOUND ON FILM)
    0.46

    3.
    SV Delegates
    0.50

    4.
    SV Waldheim taking oath
    2.00

    5.
    GV Delegates applaud
    2.03


    TRANSCRIPT:



    MALIK: "Your Excellency, I have the honour to inform you officially that the General Assembly has appointed you as the Secretary-General of the United Nations for a term of office beginning the first of January 1972 and ending on the thirty-first of December 1976. I ask Mr. Waldheim to repeat after me the oath of office:



    WALDHEIM: I, Kurt Waldheim....



    MALIK: ...solemnly swear...



    WALDHEIM: .. solemnly swear....



    MALIK: ....to exercise in all loyalty...



    WALDHEIM: ....exercise in all loyalty....



    MALIK: ...discretion and conscience...



    WALDHEIM: ....discretion and conscience...



    MALIK: ....the functions entrusted to me as Secretary General of the United Nations...



    WALDHEIM: ...the functions entrusted to me as Secretary General of the United Nations...



    MALIK: ...to discharge these functions and regulate my conduct....



    WALDHEIM: ...to discharge these functions and regulate my conduct....



    MALIK: ....with the interests of the United Nations only in view....



    WALDHEIM: ....with the interests of the United Nations only in view...



    MALIK: ....and not to seek or accept instructions....



    WALDHEIM:....and not to seek or accept instructions...



    MALIK: ....in regard to the performance of my duties....



    WALDHEIM: ....in regard to the performance of my duties....



    MALIK: ....form any government or other authority external to the organisation....



    WALDHEIM: ...from any government or other authority external to the organisation.



    MALIK: Thank you.




    Initials OS/2139 OS/2146


    N.B.THE SOUND ON FILM INCLUDES A BRIEF STATEMENT BY MR. MALIK, AS WELL AS MR. MALIK ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE, WITH DR. WALDHEIM REPEATING THE OATH. A TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS:

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    Background: Dr. Kurt Waldheim of Austria was appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations on Wednesday (22 December). He immediately pledged to make the world body a strong and effective instrument for peace.

    Dr. Waldheim, Austria's U.N. Ambassador, was appointed by the General Assembly for a five-year term beginning on 1 January, when he takes over, from U Thant, who held the post for 10 years.

    The 53-year-old diplomat said he was from "a permanently neutral country" without military alliances and with a vital interest in promoting and implementing character principles and provisions. He said he was coming to office "at an important crossroads" in U.N. history.

    The seating of the People's Republic of China -- which withdrew its vote in the Security Council on Tuesday to permit his election -- increased the U.N.'s capability to work for the objectives of the charter, Dr. Waldheim said.

    The President of the General Assembly, Indonesian Foreign Minister Adam Malik, summoned the Assembly's Steering Committee to the rostrum area on Wednesday, where its members awaited Dr. Waldheim. He was escorted to the rostrum where Mr. Malik administered the oath of office.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADUHR6B4PD01L0DX1TGAIK83RT
    Media URN:
    VLVADUHR6B4PD01L0DX1TGAIK83RT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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