• Short Summary

    NEXT FRIDAY (DECEMBER 10, IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, AND TO MARK THE OCCASION U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, HAS ISSUED A STATEMENT TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD.

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    AN EXTERIOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS BUILDING IN NEW YORK, AND AN EXTRACT FRO U THANT'S STATEMENT (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: U THANT'S: "IF WE HAVE ENJOYED IN RECENT YEARS SOME RESPITE FROM PHYSICALLY BRUTAL TRANSGRESSIONS OF THESE RIGHTS IN SUCH WHOLESALE PROPORTIONS AS BEFORE, THERE STILL REMAIN LARGE EVILS TO BE FOUGHT. THERE IS WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATION, DIRECT OR INSIDIOUS, BY MAN AGAINST MAN, COMMUNITY AGAINST COMMUNITY, AND PEOPLE AGAINST PEOPLE, ON RACIAL, ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS GROUNDS. THERE IS BRUTALITY AGAINST INNOCENT PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THE CLASH OF VIOLENT DISPUTES BETWEEN, AND EVEN WITHIN, NATIONS. THERE IS FRUSTRATION OF ELEMENTARY OPPORTUNITY AND DIGNITY AMONG PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT, WHO ARE NOT PROPERLY CLOTHED, WHO UNNECESSARILY SUFFER 'ILLNESS AND DISEASE, WHO DO NOT HAVE DECENT HOMES IN WHICH TO LIVE, AND WHOSE CHILDREN CANNOT GO TO SCHOOL. THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY ITSELF IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ERADICATE THESE EVILS. BUT IT IS, LIKE THE CHARTER, THE FIRM BASE FROM WHICH SPECIFIC ACTION BY THE UNITED NATIONS, BY GOVERNMENTS AND BY MANKIND AT LARGE MUST PROCEED."




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    Background: NEXT FRIDAY (DECEMBER 10, IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, AND TO MARK THE OCCASION U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, HAS ISSUED A STATEMENT TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD.

    THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS WAS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON DECEMBER 10, 1948. IN 1950, THE U.N. CALLED ON ALL MEMBERS TO OBSERVE THIS DAY AS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.

    U THANT SAID THE ADOPTION OF THE DECLARATION WAS ONE OF THE MOST FAR-REACHING ACTIONS OF THE U.N. HE SAID IT PUT "INTO WORDS THE ELEMENTS OF DECENT, DIGNIFIED AND ORDERLY HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND LIFE ITSELF, AND THUS EXPRESSES THE HIGHEST ASPIRATIONS OF THE U.N.". HE WENT ON: --

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD0CU54R7QNV9QKE0681A2NLX8
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0CU54R7QNV9QKE0681A2NLX8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1965
    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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