Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary for Political Affairs, paid a four-day visit (1-5 July) here to the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). The Commander, Major-General Indar Jit Rikhye received Dr. Bunche at Beirut and accompanied him to Gaza where the CAO, Mr. D.J. Sullivan, Chief of Staff Col. Einar Kiil, contingent commanders and heads of sections were present at the Gaza Airport to greet him. Later, Dr. Bunche awarded UN medals to one officer, one NCO and one OR from each of the five contingents of UNEF at a ceremonial parade held at parade square of NEF Support Group, Rafah.
Captain Sorholt (Norway) receiving the UNEF medal from Dr. Bunche. At left is the Force Commander, Major-General Indar Jit Rikhye (India).