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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.
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.
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.”
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.