Actor, director and playwright best recognized for his many Hollywood credits over half a century, Peter Ustinov was an ardent promoter of the United Nations during its formative years and then along with Audrey Hepburn, became the face of UNICEF’s efforts on behalf of children. (Read: “She Wore Black, Audrey Hepburn at UN“.) In this first photo, Peter Ustinov records a program on behalf of UNESCO, an early effort to introduce and educate regarding the UN, well before we started to use the definition of “Global Citizen.”
Peter Ustinov was also an original campaigner for disarmament, along with Henry Fonda. (Read: “Henry #Fonda Speaks on Behalf of #Disarmament“.) Unfortunately, this effort still continues without having reached its goals, and another great diplomat-artist, Michael Douglas leads the campaign.
UN Photo/MB: 4 February 1958