• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MISS ANGIE BROOKS, YESTERDAY RECORDED A MESSAGE FOR RELEASE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, 10 DECEMBER, 1969.

  • Description


    U.N. BUILDING; ANGIE BROOKS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: BROOKS: "DEAR FRIENDS, HUMAN RIGHTS ARE OUR MOST PRECIOUS HERITAGE -- JUSTICE AND FREEDOM AND DIGNITY ARE ROOTED IN MANY CENTURIES OF COMMON HISTORY. THEY GO BEYOND GOVERNMENTS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND REACH ALL OF MANKIND. SINCE THE PROCLAMATION TWENTY-ONE YEARS AGO OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, THE UNITED NATIONS CONSISTENTLY SET STANDARDS IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE FOR THE DEFENCE OF THESE RIGHTS THROUGH A SERIES OF LEGAL INSTRUMENTS. TODAY PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER ARE CONCERNED AND EXPRESS THEIR CONCERN FOR THE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND APARTHEID FOR THOSE WHO ARE POOR, FOR THOSE WHO ARE HUNGRY, FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNEDUCATED. THEY REBEL AGAINST THE FACT THAT IN 1969 STILL MANY TERRITORIES ARE UNDER COLONIAL RULE AND THAT MANY INDIVIDUALS ARE STILL DEGRADED BY THE SICKNESS OF RACISM IN SOME OF THOSE TERRITORIES AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS IN A TERRITORY WHICH BY AN ILLEGAL ACT HAS UNILATERALLY DECLARED ITSELF INDEPENDENT. OUR FINAL OBJECTIVE IS TO ENSURE THE DIGNITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS, AND FOR THIS THE ORGANISATION MUST KEEP ABREAST OF WORLD-WIDE DEVELOPMENT; IT WILL NOT IGNORE NEW PROBLEMS AS THEY ARISE BECAUSE OF ITS PREOCCUPATION WITH LONG-STANDING ISSUES.




    Initials SAW/U.N./AW/MH


    THIS FILM IS FOR USE ON DECEMBER 10

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MISS ANGIE BROOKS, YESTERDAY RECORDED A MESSAGE FOR RELEASE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, 10 DECEMBER, 1969.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA38DRANDRZGOIC010HV425PJ0U
    Media URN:
    VLVA38DRANDRZGOIC010HV425PJ0U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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