• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS FLAG WAS LOWERED TO HALF-MAST SEPT 18 AS NEWS WAS RECEIVED IN NEW YORK OF THE DEATH OF DAG HAMMARSKJOELD, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. U. N. BUILDING.
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    2.
    ANGLE V.. DITTO.
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    3.
    LV. LORD HOME LEAVES AIRCRAFT AND IS GREETED
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    4.
    CU PAN.. FROM ADLAI STEVENSON TO DEAN RUSK AND MRS. ROOSEVELT.
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    5.
    SV. THE ABOVE GROUP.
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    6.
    SCU AND CU..RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR MR. ZORIN SEATED AT DESK.
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    7.
    LV INT.. UNITED NATIONS PLAQUE.
    0.55

    8.
    GV. (2 SHOTS) DELEGATES SEATED.
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    9.
    SCU. UNDERSECRETARY TAVARES DE SAT SITS.
    1.15

    10.
    GV. DELEGATES PAN.
    1.20

    11.
    CU. TAVARES DE SA SOF STARTS "IN KEEPING WITH THE SPIRIT.." SOF ENDS "...AND FOR HUMANITY."
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    12.
    GV EXT..FLAGS AT HALF MAST ON U.N. BUILDING.
    2.20

    13.
    ANGLE V..U. N. FLAG AT HALF MAST.
    2.26


    IN KEEPING WITH THE SPIRIT, WHICH TYPIFIED THE DEDICATED EFFORT OF MR. HAMMARSKJOELD, THE SECRETARIAT IS CARRYING ON IN THE TRUE SENSE OF ITS DUTY. MAY I ADD, THAT I AM SURE I INTERPRET THE FEELING OF ALL MY COLLEAGUES AND ALL OUR FELLOW WORKERS IN THIS HALL, AND WHERE EVER THE UNITED NATIONS IS AT WORK IN THE CAUSE OF PEACE, TO SAY THAT THIS IS A TRAGIC LOSS FOR THE UNITED NATIONS, FOR THE CAUSE OF PEACE EVERYWHERE AND FOR HUMANITY.




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    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS FLAG WAS LOWERED TO HALF-MAST SEPT 18 AS NEWS WAS RECEIVED IN NEW YORK OF THE DEATH OF DAG HAMMARSKJOELD, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL.

    AN IMMEDIATE MEETING OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL WAS CALLED, TO DISCUSS THE QUESTION OF A SUCCESSOR TO THE DEVOTED MR. HAMMARSKJOELD. THERE EXISTS NO AUTOMATIC LINE OF SUCCESSION,AND RUSSIA IS NOW EXPECTED TO TRY TO ENFORCE THE TROIXA SYSTEM IT WISHED TO IMPOSE ON UNITED NATIONS WHEN MR. HAMMARSKJOELD EARNED ITS DISFAVOUR FOLLOWING THE LAOTIAN AND CONGO CRISES.

    THE FEELING OF THE UNITED NATIONS STAFF WERE EXPRESSED BY UNITED NATIONS UNDERSECRETARY IN CHARGE OF THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION, HERNANE TAVARES DE SA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADAUN9Q6QE7QIHN9WAX7AO1RK9
    Media URN:
    VLVADAUN9Q6QE7QIHN9WAX7AO1RK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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