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|The United Nations in 1961
Secretary General Dag Hammarskj÷ld and 15 others were killed when their airplane crashed near the border between Katanga and Northern Rhodesia on September 18. Hammarskj÷ld was on his way to a personal conference with the President of Katanga as part of his efforts to forge peace in the former Belgian Congo. On November 3, the General Assembly unanimously elected U Thant to succeed Hammarskj÷ld.
UN security guards remove demonstrators who had
interrupted a Security Council debate concerning the
Republic of the Congo to protest the slaying of former
Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, on February 15.
African delegates confer outside the General
Assembly on October 11 after hearing a speech by South
African Foreign Minister Eric H. Louw. The delegates
later voted to censure South Africa for the speech, whcih
defended the country's racial policies.
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