Ref NoLDG/1/1/126
Date6 June 1972
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionAn ostrich labelled 'UN' stands tall over a city. It is standing on masses of waste (cans, bottles, abandoned cars, etc) and there is an old tire around its neck. A bridge full with heavy traffic and an industiral area can both be seen in the background, producing masses of pollution. The ostrich looks on anxiously.

[News from 6 June: Dr Kurt Waldheim, the United Nations Secretary General, pleaded for a drastic re-ordering of international priorities to meet the staggering problems of the polluted planet. He opened the first global conference on the human environment held in Stockholm.] (Source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive)

There is also a rough sketch of this cartoon on the back of the paper.
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