Address to the United Nations General Assembly

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Address to the United Nations General Assembly

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Digital Identifier: TNC-20

Title: JFK Address at U.N. General Assembly, 25 September 1961

Date(s) of Materials: 25 September 1961

Description: CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture of President John F. Kennedy's address before the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in New York City. See "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy, 1961: Item 387." President of the General Assembly Mongi Slim, a Representative from Tunisia, introduces the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Venezuela Marcos Falcon Briceno, who addresses the General Assembly, speaking about the recent death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and international relations. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrives at U.N. Headquarters. President Kennedy arrives and is introduced by President Slim. In his speech President Kennedy addresses the recent death of Secretary-General Hammarskjold, presents six proposals for the new Disarmament Program, and provides information on the current crises in Berlin, Germany, Laos, and South Vietnam. At the conclusion of the President's address, there are shots of delegates in the General Assembly, and President Kennedy being escorted out of the hall by President Slim. CBS No. 610925. Copyright restrictions apply.

Physical Description: 2 film reels (black-and-white; sound; 16 mm; 1540 feet; 78 minutes)

Copyright Status: © Columbia Broadcasting System. Non-exclusive licensing rights held by the JFK Library Foundation.


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