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    United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez De Cuellar is standing down from his position, and will be replaced before the end of the current session.

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    UNITED NATIONS (16 DECEMBER 1981)
    1. GV NEWLY-ELECTED UN SECRETARY-GENERAL PEREZ DE CUELLAR ESCORTED INTO GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHAMBER TO APPLAUSE 0.07
    2. SVS FORMER SECRETARY-GENERAL KURT WALDHEIM SHAKING HANDS WITH PEREZ DE CUELLAR/ DELEGATES APPLAUDING 0.16
    3. MCU PEREZ DE CUELLAR BEING SWORN-IN (ENGLISH) 0.32
    KHORRAMSHAR/BAGHDAD (OCTOBER 1980)
    4. GVS SMOKE RISING FROM EXPLOSIONS/ TROOPS RUNNING IN STREET/ SOLDIER FIRING MACHINE GUN/ HARBOUR WITH OIL TANK ON FIRE 0.50
    BAGHDAD (14 SEPTEMBER 1987) (MUTE)
    5. SV PEREZ DE CUELLAR ENTERING ROOM AND SHAKING HANDS WITH IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN 0.58
    IRAN/IRAQ BORDER (MARCH 1987)
    6. GVS IRANIAN SOLDIERS IN TRENCHES FIRING MACHINE GUNS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS 1.06
    UNITED NATIONS (8 AUGUST 1988)
    7. MCU PEREZ DE CUELLAR ANNOUNCING CEASEFIRE IN IRAN-IRAQ WAR (ENGLISH) 1.34
    AMMAN (31 AUGUST 1990)
    8. SV/CUS/HAS PEREZ DE CUELLAR AND IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER TARIQ AZIZ SHAKING HANDS AND SEATED AT MEETING 1.52
    UNITED NATIONS (15 JANUARY 1991)
    9. SV EXTERIOR UNITED NATIONS BUILDING 1.55
    10. MCU PEREZ DE CUELLAR APPEALING FOR AN IRAQI WITHDRAWAL FROM KUWAIT (ENGLISH) 2.27
    LYNEHAM AIR FORCE BASE, WILTSHIRE (11 AUGUST 1991)
    11. GV/SVS FREED HOSTAGE JOHN MCCARTHY HOLDING KIDNAPPERS' DOCUMENT WALKING TOWARD PEREZ DE CUELLAR/ BOTH MEN EMBRACE AND MCCARTHY HANDS OVER DOCUMENT TO PEREZ DE CUELLAR 2.44
    TEHRAN (11 SEPTEMER 1991)
    12. SV/GV/CUS PEREZ DE CUELLAR EMBRACING IRANIAN PRESIDENT RAFSANJANI/ BOTH MEN SEATED 3.03
    UNITED NATIONS (17 SEPTEMBER 1991)
    13. LAS EXTERIOR UNITED NATIONS BUILDING 3.06
    14. LV PULL IN MCU PEREZ DE CUELLAR GIVING SPEECH IN FRONT OF PEACE BELL (ENGLISH)/ CU PEACE BELL 3.33
    TRANSCRIPT SEQ. 3: ".. AND NOT TO SEEK OR ACCEPT INSTRUCTIONS IN
    REGARD TO THE PERFORMANCE OF MY DUTIES FROM ANY GOVERNMENT OR OTHER
    AUTHORITY EXTERNAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS."
    TRANSCRIPT SEQ. 7: "I NOW CALL UPON THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AND
    THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ TO OBSERVE A CEASEFIRE AND TO DISCONTINUE ALL
    MILITARY ACTION ON LAND, AT SEA, AND IN THE AIR AS OF 0300 HOURS GMT
    ON THE 20TH OF AUGUST 1988."
    TRANSCRIPT SEQ. 10: "I MOST SINCERELY APPEAL TO PRESIDENT SADDAM
    HUSSEIN TO TURN THE COURSE OF EVENTS AWAY FROM CATASTROPHE AND
    TOWARDS A NEW ERA OF JUSTICE AND HARMONY, BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF
    THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER. I THEREFORE URGE PRESIDENT SADDAM
    HUSSEIN TO COMMENCE, WITHOUT DELAY, A TOTAL WITHDRAWAL OF THE IRAQI
    FORCES FROM KUWAIT."
    TRANSCRIPT SEQ. 14: "THE PURPOSE OF THE UNITED NATIONS IS TO
    RECONCILE ALL LEGITIMATE INTERESTS AND ACHIEVE EQUILIBRIUM IN THE
    ORGANISATION OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS."




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    Background: United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez De Cuellar is standing down from his position, and will be replaced before the end of the current session.

    Perez De Cuellar has been secretary-general for ten years, trying to mediate international disputes such as the Iran-Iraq war, the Gulf crisis, and the Lebanon hostage problem.


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    Film ID:
    VLVA3LQYMPX4DPZAWKRKX7S3EA708
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LQYMPX4DPZAWKRKX7S3EA708
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
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    /
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    N/A

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