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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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

We have helped to organize the United Nations. We believe it will stop aggressor nations from starting wars. Because we believe it, we intend to support the United Nations organization with all the power and resources we possess. - James F. Byrnes

World federalists hold before us the vision of a unified mankind living in peace under a just world order. The heart of their program - a world under law - is realistic and attainable. -U Thant

The United Nations' greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization. - Ginny B. Waite

The United Nations system is still the best instrument for making the world less fragile. - Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Three decades into this crisis, let us set our sights on achieving the three zeros -- zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations of the world are witness, to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government by India as soon as hostilities are over. I repeat that that is beyond doubt. - Stafford Cripps

You are already leaders. Your ideas, your actions and your decisions make a difference. More than any other generation, you have a voice. Social networking is changing how we interact - and it can change our world. You are in touch with peers from around the world. You understand the power of instant communication. I appeal to you to use that power for the common good, the power of communication and the power of networking. - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform. - Chuck Hagel

The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II, just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors of history's worst genocide, the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe. - Linda Chavez

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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