United Nations

United Nations
1945

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 has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point. - Linda Chavez

The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good. - John Foster Dulles

Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or *promulgated* [emphasis mine], that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government. - Henry Kissinger

We must be ready starting now, before events overtake us, and before we are surprised by the conspiracies of the Americans and the United Nations, and their plans to fill the void behind them. - Ayman al-Zawahri

You will enter the continent of Europe and, in conjunction with the other United Nations, undertake operations aimed at the heart of Germany and the destruction of her armed forces. - Dwight David Eisenhower

The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution. - Vernon A. Walters

The United Nations, and particularly Western governments, have a moral responsibility to help Africa, to help the Congo find peace. - Frederick Chiluba

Today, we have more than 110,000 men and women deployed in conflict zones around the world. They come from nearly 120 countries -- an all-time high, reflecting confidence in United Nations peacekeeping. They come from nations large and small, rich and poor -- some of them countries recently afflicted by war themselves. They bring different cultures and experiences to the job, but they are united in their determination to foster peace. Some are in uniform, but many are civilians and their activities go far beyond monitoring. They train police, disarm ex-combatants, support elections and help build State institutions. They build bridges, repair schools, assist flood victims and protect women from sexual violence. They uphold human rights and promote gender equality. Thanks to their efforts, life-saving humanitarian assistance can be delivered and economic development can begin. - Ban Ki-moon

We must keep on trying to solve problems, one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of confidence and cooperation, at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest. - Lester B. Pearson

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups. - Ginny B. Waite

The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being. - Kofi Annan

Transferring our sovereignty and decision-making power to the WTO, to the United Nations, or any other international body is not in the long-term interests of our people. - Dana Rohrabacher

We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia. - John T. Flynn

The United Nations has long sought the ability to raise revenues in this manner as a means of reducing its reliance on American and other member nations' dues to sustain the UN's operations. - Frank Gaffney

The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran. - Allyson Schwartz

UNESCO is the conscience of the United Nations. - Federico Mayor

We need to support the governments of the world to create the world we want and I also think we need to empower the UN so that the secretariat, the people who work day in and day out, know that the people are behind them. - Jeremy Gilley

The United Nations has no business in our elections. - David Vitter

The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries. - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

United Nations: Where America feeds the hands that bite it. - Gregory Nunn

We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination. - John F. Kennedy

The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal. - Ginny B. Waite

The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party and of course in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. - Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations. - Jim Gerlach

We should change our attitude toward the United Nations. There has to be some power in the world superior to our own. We should not have attacked Iraq without the okay of the United Nations. Now we have to live with that mistake. We're living with it, and too many of our guys are dying with it. - Andy Rooney

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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