• Short Summary

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, U THANT, IN HIS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY MESSAGE SAID THAT THIS YEAR'S DAY HAS A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE BECAUSE IT COMMEMORATES THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

  • Description


    UNITED NATIONS BUILDING; U THANT SPEAKING. (SOUND ON FILM)



    "THE UNITED NATIONS MUST NOW PROCEED EVEN MORE RAPIDLY THAN IN THE PAST TO TRANSLATE IDEALS INTO ACTIONS. IF IT IS TO MEET THE HOPE OF MANKIND FOR A WORLD IN WHICH THERE ARE NO MAJOR TRANSGRESSIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, IT MUST ON THE ONE HAND PERFECT PROCEDURES TO DEAL WITH GROSS VIOLATIONS OF CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS WHEREVER THEY MAY OCCUR, AND ON THE OTHER HAND DEVELOP THE MATERIAL MEANS AND FORMS OF CO-OPERATION FOR PROMOTING THE FULL ENJOYMENT BY EVERYONE OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL RIGHTS... THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS ACCEPTED THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CO-OPERATION IN ERADICATING MASSIVE DENIALS OF HUMAN RIGHTS. IT HAS AGREED, IN ADOPTING THE CONVENTION OF THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND THE CONVENTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS, THAT THE TIME HAS COME FOR TRULY INTERNATIONAL MEASURES TO PROTECT THE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. IT HAS OUTLINED THE NATURE OF THOSE MEASURES. THE MAIN EFFORT MUST NOW BE DIRECTED TOWARD THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE GENUINE ACCEPTANCE BY EVERY ELIGIBLE STATE OF THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES ADOPTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO CREATE THE MACHINERY REQUIRED FOR THE FULL AND EFFECTIVE DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. THIS IS A MATTER OF IMMENSE CONCERN TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND EVERY ORGANISATION, WHO MUST RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IN PRACTICE OF THE PRINCIPLES SET OUT IN THE CHARTER AND THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AS A MOST URGENT TASK AND INDEED A NECESSITY FOR THE PROGRESS OF MANKIND."




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    EDITORS: THIS FILM IS EMBARGED UNTIL DECEMBER 10, 1968

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, U THANT, IN HIS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY MESSAGE SAID THAT THIS YEAR'S DAY HAS A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE BECAUSE IT COMMEMORATES THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY IS ON 10 DECEMBER, 1968.

    IN HIS MESSAGE U THANT SAID:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3J81G7JUOK5NRTO0YU6A4TQYB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J81G7JUOK5NRTO0YU6A4TQYB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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