The Baltic Youth March to the United Nations of November 13th, 1965 Cover Image

1965 m. lapkričio 13 d. baltiečių jaunimo žygis į Jungtines Tautas
The Baltic Youth March to the United Nations of November 13th, 1965

Author(s): Daiva Dapkutė
Subject(s): History, Social history, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Švietimo akademija
Keywords: United States;New York; 1965; United Nations; diaspora;, Lithuanians; Latvians; Estonians; demonstration; BATUN;

Summary/Abstract: After Lithuania lost its independence, Lithuanians living abroad represented Lithuania in the West, concentrating on the so-called Freedom Case of Lithuania. Efforts through various political diplomatic actions were made to constantly remind the world of the occupation of Lithuania and other Baltic countries and the aspirations for the independence of these nations. Various means of political-propaganda activities were used in the aim to achieve Lithuania’s independence: from lobbying and influence on local politicians to various protest demonstrations and public political actions. One of the largest political campaigns organized by young people of that time was “the march to the United Nations” which took place in New York in November 13th, 1965, gaining widespread public support and strengthening the bond and cooperation of the young generation of the three Baltic nations (Lithuanian-Latvian-Estonian). The Manifesto adopted a resolution/referral to the United Nations urging them to take all available measures to restore the independence of the Baltic States. After the march, Baltic youth delegations attended missions of the United Nations members and presented them with a declaration and a referral to the United Nations.

  • Issue Year: 113/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 66-89
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Lithuanian