Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche, a leading figure in United Nations affairs for 25 years, died?
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TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 1): U THANT: "The death of Ralph Bunche this morning is a very grave loss to the United Nations, to his country, to all his many friends the world over, and especially to those of us in the United Nations who knew and worked with him. I remember particularly his qualities of mind and character, his unshakable integrity, his indefatigable and selfless sense of responsibility, his extraordinary ability as a negotiator and advisor, his unfailing insight into the tangled affairs of mankind, his sense of the importance of human dignity, his determination in the face of all odds, to do whatever he could for justice and peace in the world, and above all his kindness, his humour, and deep compassion."
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Background: Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche, a leading figure in United Nations affairs for 25 years, died in New York on Thursday (December 9), He was aged 67, and had been ill for over a year. Among the posts he had held was that of Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
In the General Assembly on Thursday, Secretary-General U Thant paid tribute to Dr. Bunche and the delegates rose for minute's silence in his honour.