United Nations

United Nations

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Intergovernmental Organization established 24 October 1945 to Promote International Co-operation, Replacement for the ineffective League of Nations

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The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. - Harry S. Truman

There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives every day by their bravery and nobody talks of them. - Lakhdar Brahimi

Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations. - John Ensign

Well, there's been plenty of ultimatums, and one thing that we better be very clear is that we can't continue to have the kind of defiance of the United Nations, the defiance of the international community that we've had. - Condoleezza Rice

The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world. - Ralph J. Bunche

There was a lot of protest after Bravo, from countries like India, for example. India was the first country which came forward and proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped, that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing. - Martha Smith

We are not directly involved in Syria. But we will be working with our partners in the European Union and at the United Nations to see if we can persuade the Syrian authorities to go, as I say, more in that direction of respect for democracy and human rights. - William Hague

What I want to make clear though is that we oppose terrorism in any form. However, any operation against terrorism should be under the framework of the United Nations and follow the fundamental principles of international laws. - Nong Duc Manh

The United Nations is our world's greatest mechanism for making peace. - Gillian Sorensen

There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states. - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them. - Carl Levin

What matters is the people. We must ensure that the United Nations is supported by the people and that it reflects the will of the people. - Anwarul Chowdhury

The United Nations cannot do anything, and never could; it is not an animate entity or agent. It is a place, a stage, a forum and a shrine... a place to which powerful people can repair when they are fearful about the course on which their own rhetoric seems to be propelling them. - Conor Cruise O'Brien

The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance? - Pope John Paul II

There’s no longer a superpower standoff. But there are real problems that divide countries around the world. And the UN is still the place where we can get together and try and discuss them. - Shashi Tharoor

We could probably let the [United Nations] slide another week if we had to, without upsetting the rest of the turf stakes schedule. We still need 10 days out of the next 30 without rain to keep it on schedule. - Dennis Dowd

When at last you cross the road to the United Nations, it is like traversing some unmarked but crucial frontier. - James Morris

The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self-defense, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack. - Benazir Bhutto

The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability. - Anna Lindh

There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference. - John Bolton

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation. - Dean Acheson

When the day comes that Tehran can announce its nuclear capability, every shred of international law will have been discarded. The mullahs have publicly sworn—to the United Nations and the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency—that they are not cheating. As they unmask their batteries, they will be jeering at the very idea of an 'international community.' How strange it is that those who usually fetishize the United Nations and its inspectors do not feel this shame more keenly.- Christopher Hitchens

The United Nations exists not merely to preserve the peace but also to make change - even radical change - possible without violent upheaval. The United Nations has no vested interest in the status quo. It seeks a more secure world, a better world, a world of progress for all peoples. In the dynamic world society which is the objective of the United Nations, all peoples must have equality and equal rights. - Ralph J. Bunche

The United Nations stands for the freedom and equality of all peoples, irrespective of race, religion, or ideology. - Ralph J. Bunche

This organization is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn't created to take you to heaven. - Henry Lodge

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Intergovernmental Organization established 24 October 1945 to Promote International Co-operation, Replacement for the ineffective League of Nations