Women at the United Nations 1945 to 1995 Part 2

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24-Oct-1945 01:00:40
Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to their societies. This compilation explores women at the United Nations from 1945-1995.

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Archive footage of Eleanor Roosevelt on the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; first woman General Assembly President is elected; Vijaya Pandit is escorted to podium next to Dag Hammarskjöld; her statement; second woman General Assembly President is elected; Angie E. Brooks addresses the General Assembly.

Prime Minister Golda Meir address the Security Council; Prime Minister Indira Gandhi addresses the General Assembly; Prime Minister Eugenia Charles on the situation in Grenada; Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher addresses the General Assembly; Prime Minister Corazon Aquino greets delegates, addresses Philippino community at the United Nations; Prime Minister Mary Robinson addresses the Commission on the Status of Women; Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland addresses the Rio Summit; Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto addresses Population Conference, Cairo, c/u President Mubarak and Secretary General Boutros-Ghali.

Ambassador Astorga (Nicaragua) presents credentials to Secretary General de Cuellar; introduces herself at a press conference; Ambassador Kirtpatrick (USA) statement in the Security Council on the downing of Korean airliner; Ambassador Barrow (Barbados) statement in the General Assembly on apartheid in South Africa; Bella Abzug introduces Ambassador Albright (USA) at International Women's Day 1994; Ambassador Albright on abuses against women.

Rigoberta Menchu rings UN Peace Bell; her statement on the Year of the Indigenous Peoples; Mother Theresa introduced by Secretary General de Cuellar in the General Assembly.

Executive Director of the World Food Program, Catherine Bertini, on drought in Africa; Executive Director of UN Population Fund's (UNFPA), Nafis Sadik, on population issues; The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Sadako Ogata at joint press conference with United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Margaret Anstee in Angola, presents peace medals to military observers, talks about the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM); Head of Mission King in South Africa, holds United Nations flag at demonstration, discusses with journalists the situation in the mission area.

Message for Beijing by the Secretary General for the Fourth World Conference on Women, Mongella, at the Commission on the Status of Women, March 1995.

Various shots of women around the world with a focus on poverty, education, health and employment.

Excerpt from ‘The Impossible Dream’: woman dreams of husband sharing in household chores.
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UN Photo/Milton Grant
UN Department of Public Information
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