Stevenson's speech to the UN Security Council asking for dismantling of missile sites on Cuba.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
New York City, United States of America / USA
Various shots, panning up and down the U.N.O. (United Nations Organisation) building. High shot, US Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson taking notes. MS High shot, Cuban delegate Mr. Garcia taking his seat at the Security Council meeting. MS Public gallery at meeting. (3 shots). CU An identified man in public gallery. MS U Thant, Acting UN Secretary-General, seated at table. MS British delegate Sir Patrick Dean seated at table. MS Adlai Stevenson sitting down and chatting to aides. MS Soviet delegate, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Zorin seated at table. MS Adlai Stevenson, addressing the Council on the Cuban missile crisis. He speaks of the Cuban President, Fidel Castro, having made Cuba a base for Communist aggression and so putting all the Americas in the threat of the nuclear gun. He submits a resolution to the council asking for the dismantling of all missile bases in Cuba. He states that this is the most profound threat to world peace since the Second World War and that the action that the council takes may determine the hope of civilisation. (Sync. speech). MS High shot, other delegates listening. MS Mr Zorin makes a speech in Russian. (Sync. speech - no translation on file).
Note: Date on original record: 23/10/1962.