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HURC-CRT UN 59631 · Document · 1958.12.10
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A special concert was held today in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights. The concert combines performances by the famous Italian singer Renata Tebaldi, and the New York Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
This photograph, taken shortly before the concert, shows Renata Tebaldi and Un Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.

HURC-HURD-58* UN 59636 · Document · 1958.12.10
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The United Nations General Assembly, currently holding its 13th session, this morning commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with statements by the Assembly President, and the present Chairman - as well as former chairmen - of the UN Commission on Human Rights.
This photograph was taken as Mr. Guillaume Georges-Picot (at speaker's rostrum), of France, read a mesage from René Cassin, a former Chairman of the Human Rights Commission. Seated at left on the podium are Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S.), the first Commission Chairman; and Mr. R.S.S. Gunewardene (Ceylon), the present Chairman. At the presidential rostrum are (left to right): Un Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Dr. Charles Malik (Lebanon), Assembly President; and Mr. Andrew W. Cordier, Executive-Assistant to the Secretary-General.

HURC-CRT UN 55913 · Document · 1957.12.10
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Human Rights Day (10 December) was marked by a concert given this evening by the Symphony Orchestra of the Florence Festival (Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) in the General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters. Here, Assembly President Sir Leslie Munro (2nd from left) and UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (2nd from right) pose with the two conductors of the Symphony Orchestra, Messrs Francesco Mander (left) and Franco Mannino, both Italian. Mr Mander conducted three works "Suite for Strings" by Corelli, Cesar Frank's "Symphonic Variations", and a "Partita" by the modern Italian composer Giorgio Frederico Ghedini. Mr Mannino, who was a piano soloist for the Cesar Franck number, conducted the final work of the evening, Mendelssohn's "Italian symphony" (Symphony No 4, in A Major, Op. 90).

HURC-CRT UN 55915 · Document · 1957.12.10
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Sir Leslie Munro (left), President of the UN General Assembly, Lady Munro and UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold exchanging views shortly before this evening's concert in celebration of the ninth anniversary of Human Rights Day (10 December) got under way in the General Assembly Hall.
The concert was given by the Symphony Orchestra of the Florence Festival (Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) under the direction of Messrs. Francesco Mander and Franco Mannino, both Italian.

HURC-CRT UN 63955 · Document · 1959.12.09
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The 11th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was marked in the United Nations by a concert held in the General Assembly Hall on 9 December 1959 at 8.45 pm, which was broadcast all over the world. Listeners were able to hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its conductor, Paul Paray, perform the Introduction and Procession from "Le Coq d'Or" by Rimsky-Korsakov, and two dances by Maurice Durufle, as well as Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D. Minor. Famed Violinist Jascha Heifetz joined the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
Shown here, following the concert, are, from left to right: UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Mrs. Heifetz; Jascha Heifet; Mrs. Paray; Victor Belaunde, President of the 1959 General Assembly; Paul Paray and Mrs. Belaunde.

HURC-HURD-58* UN 59605 · Document · 1958.12.10
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The United Nations General Assembly, currently holding its 13th session, this morning commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with statements by the Assembly President, and the present Chairman - as well as former chairmen - of the UN Commission on Human Rights.
This photograph was taken as Mr. R.S.S. Gunewardene (at speaker's rostrum), of Ceylon, the present Chairman of the Human Rights Commission, addressed the Assembly. Seated at left are Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the first Chairman of the Commission; and Mr. Guillaume Georges-Picot (France). At the presidential rostrum are (left to right): UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Dr. Charles Malik (Lebanon), Assembly President; and Mr. Andrew W. Cordier, Executive-Assistant to the Secretary-General.

Human Rights Day Concert
HURC-CRT UN 63954 · Document · 1959.12.09
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The 11th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was marked in the United Nations by a concert held in the General Assembly Hall on 9 December 1959 at 8.45 pm, which was broadcast all over the world. Listeners were able to hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its conductor, Paul Paray, perform the Introduction and Procession from "Le Coq d'Or" by Rimsky-Korsakov, and two dances by Maurice Durufle, as well as Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D. Minor. Famed Violinist Jascha Heifetz joined the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
Shown here, following the concert, are, from left to right: UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Jascha Heifetz, Paul Paray and Dr. Victor Andres Belaunde, President of the 1959 General Assembly.

HURC-CRT UN 63956 · Document · 1959.12.09
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The 11th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was marked in the United Nations by a concert held in the General Assembly Hall on 9 December 1959 at 8.45 pm, which was broadcast all over the world. Listeners were able to hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its conductor, Paul Paray, perform the Introduction and Procession from "Le Coq d'Or" by Rimsky-Korsakov, and two dances by Maurice Durufle, as well as Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D. Minor. Famed Violinist Jascha Heifetz joined the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
While Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (left) looks on, UN General Assembly president, Dr. Victor Belaunde (right), of Peru, greets Mr. Heifetz on his arrival in the Assembly Hall.

HURC-HURD-58* UN 59621 · Document · 1958.12.10
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The United Nations General Assembly, currently holding its 13th session, this morning commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with statements by the Assembly President, and the present Chairman - as well as former chairmen - of the UN Commission on Human Rights.
This photograph was taken as Dr. Charles Malik (Lebanon), Assembly President, addressed the meeting. Seated on either side of him at the presidential rostrum are UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (left); and Mr. Andrew W. Cordier, Executive-Assistant to the Secretary-General. In the foreground on the podium, waiting to speak, are (left to right): Mr. R.S.S. Gunewardene (Ceylon), the present Chairman of the Human Rights Commission; Mr. Guillaume Georges-Picot (France), who read a mesage from former Chairman René Cassin; and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (U.S.), the first Commission Chairman.

HURC-CRT UN 55914 · Document · 1957.12.10
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A concert given this evening in the General Assembly Hall by the Symphony Orchestra of the Florence Festival (Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) marked the celebration of the ninth anniversary of Human Rights Day (10 December) at UN Headquarters. The concert was broadcast in the United States by the American Broadcasting Company and Station WNYC, televised by Station WOR-TV and broadcast overseas by shortwave.
Seen here as they posed for the photographer shortly before the concert got under way (left to right) UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Mr. Francesco Mander, who conducted the orchestra in three works; Mme L. Vitetti, wife of Italy's Permanent Representative to the UN; Sir Leslie Munro (New Zealand), President of the UN General Assembly; and Lady Munro; Mr. Franco Mannino, who conducted the orchestra in the final work of the evening and was pinao soloist for Cesar Franck's "Symphonic Variations"; and Ambassador Leonardo Vitteti, Italy's Permanent Representative to the UN.