U.N. Press Conference

Wednesday, December 18, 1963

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Opens with room noise. Stevenson addresses the press corp at approximately 5 minutes in.

Questions from members of the press to Adlai Stevenson. He discusses the United State's strong belief in the United Nations. He addresses the United Nation's stance against colonialism and government sponsored racial discrimination in South Africa. Also, makes specific references to the Portuguese territories in Africa.
Assembly endorsed sixth month extension of peace keeping mission in the Congo, and year funding for actions in the Middle East. Specific reference to Kashmir, Yemen, and other areas experiences security crises.

Reference to some members not paying their fees. Charter obligations for peace keeping budget are clear. Soviet Union is mentioned specifically as a "delinquent country."

United Nations abstained on vote regarding the addition of a member to the Security Council.

Questions from press corp follow.

Anti-UN sentiment in the United States, and the impact of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Discussion of the relationship of the United Nations to Peking and the "two China theory."

Consideration of the relationship between Peking and Delhi.

Stevenson explains that he will not be participating in the following year's campaign if he is still holding the Ambassador position. He says he will not accept a role as Vice President because he feels his work is with the United Nations.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71985
Municipal archives id: RT181


Adlai E. Stevenson


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This program (1949-1964) documents the coverage of the work done by the United Nations General Assembly.


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