• Short Summary

    U Thant is voted Secretary General of the United Nations in New York

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3082.06
    Media URN:
    87310
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:46:00 / 01:06:43:00
    Canister:
    UN 3693 I

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