U Thant is voted Secretary General of the United Nations in New York
Location: New York, United States of America / USA
GV. Flags outside UN building. VS. UN members walk forward and slip their votes into a box and the result is U Thant is no longer acting but is Secretary General of the United Nations. MS of U Thant speaking at the podium. (Comb. FG.)
Note: U Thant is the Burmese representative to the UN. He has been acting Secretary General since the death of Dag Hammarskjold in 1961. The Russian vote was secured following U Thant's handling of the Cuban missile crisis. U Thant was also know for his neutrality during the Cold War.