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Preamble to UN Charter by Laurence Olivier
British actor Sir Laurence Olivier reads the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations. The Charter was signed at the San Francisco Conference on 26 June 1945. Music by American composer Aaron Copland. [Production date unknown.]
Trygve Lie is reappointed Secretary-General
Trygve Lie accepts his reappointment as Secretary-General of the United Nations and delivers a speech in front of the General Assembly.
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's Statement on World Children's Day
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt reads a statement on children - commemorating the World Children's Day.
Dag Hammarskjöld Message on Refugees
UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld calls for a new effort for refugees on the first World Refugee Year.
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.
Nikita Khrushchev Urges End to Colonialism
At 15th session of the General Assembly, the Head of the USSR delegation introduced the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, urging to put an end to colonial slavery.
Nikita Khrushchev Addressing the General Assembly
In his address to the General Assembly, the Head of the USSR Delegation denounces actions carried out by colonialists and compliments freedom fighters in Cuba, Congo and other countries.
John F. Kennedy Addressing US Staff
"If there wasn't a United Nations, we would certainly have to invent one", says United States President John F. Kennedy in this speech to the American staff of the Organization.
JFK at the United Nations
President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the "relative calm" of 1963.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara Addressing the General Assembly
Speaking on behalf of Cuba, Argentinean-born Ernesto "Che" Guevara responds to questions regarding his accent, affirming he is Cuban and willing to die for the liberation of any Latin American country.
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