Singapore in the 1960s

Singapore in the 1960s - EP20

Singapore Joins the United Nations

By Toggle Video Published: 20 Sep 2018 Audio: Hokkien

Singapore was officially initiated into the United Nations (UN) in September 1965, after an application that was sponsored by Malaysia, a then non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The Singapore delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Toh Chin Chye and Minister for Foreign Affairs S. Rajaratnam. Subtitles are available in English and Chinese. For more archival materials from the National Archives of Singapore, please visit

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