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Egyptian children scavenge for saleable items
Egyptian children scavenge for saleable items

Declaration of the Rights of the Child by Cathleen Nesbitt

Actress Cathleen Nesbitt reads the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the General Assembly in 1959. The children’s rights proclamation seeks to stop practices like the one photographed.
Language: English
Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali
Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own toast to the UN.
Language: English
Nobel laureate Betty Williams
Nobel laureate Betty Williams

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, Women of Achievement

Nobel Peace Prize winners Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams speak passionately about being peace activists and women, as special honorees of the United Nation’s “Women of Achievement.”
Language: English
Boutros Boutros-Ghali with cultural and religious representatives
Boutros Boutros-Ghali with cultural and religious representatives

World Thanksgiving

The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea.
Language: English