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#1. More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that is why we have the United Nations. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#2. His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office. The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world's religions. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#3. In the time that we're here today, more women and children will die violently in the Darfur region than in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Israel or Lebanon. So, after September 30, you won't need the UN - you will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and headstones. - Author: George Clooney
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#4. As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed. - Author: Helen Clark
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#5. But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished. - Author: Omar Bongo
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#6. The United States can no longer rely upon foreign nations such as China to bail us out of our economic irresponsibility. We must live within our means and implement creative, free-market solutions to put Americans back in jobs and to create economic opportunities. - Author: Pete Sessions
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#7. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective- a new world order-can emerge ... We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders. - Author: George H. W. Bush
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#8. Whether addressing immediate crises or building long-term foundations of peace, the United Nations will remain committed to solutions that advance the global good. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
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#9. The name 'United Nations' was Franklin D. Roosevelt's idea. He rushed to tell Winston Churchill, who was towelling himself stark naked in his bathroom. - Author: John Lloyd
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#10. I am Michael, and I am part English, Irish, German, and Scottish, sort of a virtual United Nations. - Author: Michael Scott
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#11. In my opinion, the United States and many Western nations have a financial disaster coming, caused by our educational system's failure to adequately provide a realistic financial education program for students. - Author: Robert Kiyosaki
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#12. Sound foreign policy is more than arms control, foreign aid and paying (United Nations) dues. - Author: John McCain
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#13. 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. - Author: Carl Levin
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#14. [The] United States is proud to stand with you as your strongest ally and greatest friend. I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations, to restate America's unwavering commitment to Israel's security, and to speak directly to Israel and to your neighbors. - Author: Barack Obama
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#15. The U.N. acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social, economic, educational and cultural fields. - Author: Shirley Temple
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#16. Today, as a result of the policy of Macmillan's Government, Great Britain presents in the United Nations the face of Pecksniff and in Katanga the face of Gradgrind. - Author: Conor Cruise O'Brien
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#17. America is addicted to oil and increasing amounts of this oil comes from abroad. Some of the nations we depend on for oil have unstable governments or are hostile towards the United States. - Author: George W. Bush
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#18. Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers. - Author: Jim Gerlach
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#19. The WHO is the lead agency in health in the United Nations system, and clearly we have very important functions to play. - Author: Margaret Chan
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#20. Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for wanting an education and survived, in her keynote speech to the United Nations, 12th July 2013. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#21. In the United Nations, when China entered, we voted on the same position, and since then we have maintained the same position, that position has not changed. - Author: Sellapan Ramanathan
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#22. Legislation that would withhold funding for the United Nations is fundamentally flawed in concept and practice, sets us back, is self-defeating, and doesn't work. - Author: Susan Rice
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#23. Humor has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, I'm rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations. - Author: Ron Dentinger
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#24. 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. - Author: Anna Lindh
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#25. The United Nations was set up not to get us to heaven, but only to save us from hell. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#26. How can scholars continue to honor the unique and important histories of individual tribal nations and Indian communities while simultaneously drawing attention to ways that the nineteenth-century Native experiences shaped the United States in profound ways? - Author: C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa
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#27. I am pleased to inform you of the decision of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to allow the return of the United Nations weapons inspectors to Iraq without conditions. - Author: Naji Sabri
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#28. No other country in the world disenfranchises people who are released from prison in a manner even remotely resembling the United States. In fact, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has charged that U.S. disenfranchisement policies are discriminatory and violate international law. - Author: Michelle Alexander
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#29. No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization. - Author: Vladimir Putin
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#30. I approached UNHCR because I believe in what the United Nations. I believe refugees are the most vulnerable people in the world. They are affected by everything, including landmines. They are vulnerable to everything. - Author: Angelina Jolie
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#31. I simply am going to look you in the eye and say that if the United States hopes to remain a major player among nations, facing challenges such as poverty, inadequate education, and global market competition, we're going to need to draw deeply from our entire talent pool, not just half of it. - Author: Kathy Cloninger
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#32. I think the American people, understandably, have sort of lost faith in the United Nations. - Author: Cliff Stearns
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#33. The job of the united nations is to grow more flowers on the earth. - Author: Amit Ray
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#34. President Obama has pledged $3 billion to aid poor nations. All of that $3 billion is going to the United States. - Author: Conan O'Brien
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#35. A Britain which denounced the insanity of the nuclear strategy would be in a position to direct its influence at the United Nations and in the world at large, in a manner at present denied us - Author: Michael Foot
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#36. There is no such thing as the United Nations. - Author: John Bolton
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#37. There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters. - Author: Alan Cranston
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#38. 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. - Author: Jim Gerlach
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#39. A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs. - Author: John Charles Polanyi
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#40. The United Nations cannot stand by and witness the destruction of the people of West Papua. - Author: Bernard Dowiyogo
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#41. I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons. - Author: Kojo Annan
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#42. If the UN has not failed in maintaining world peace or bilateral relations between nations, it has definitely not succeeded either. - Author: Sharad Vivek Sagar
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#43. 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. - Author: John Bolton
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#44. Is it not obvious that Britain, under the regime of Tony Blair, has ceased to respect the Charter of the United Nations? - Author: Robert Mugabe
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#45. The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitations services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us. - Author: John Perkins
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#46. We have launched an international campaign to legalize coca leaves, and we want the United Nations to remove coca from its list of toxic substances. Scientists proved long ago that coca leaves are not toxic. - Author: Evo Morales
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#47. Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common. - Author: John Howard
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#48. One of the great disappointments of our time has been that the United States, a beacon of hope during the freedom struggles of the Asian peoples, succumbed to the views and greater colonial experience of nations grown to power in an earlier period. - Author: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
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#49. The Carter Center has a policy of doing what others do not want to do. We do not compete with the World Health Organization, the United Nations or the US government. - Author: Jimmy Carter
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#50. The mandate you go with is intimidating and also is a source of respect that you gain, because you have come with this mandate from the United Nations. - Author: Lakhdar Brahimi
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#51. The aim of political institutions like the United Nations is to draw the line between struggle and conflict and to make it possible for nations to stay on the right side of that line ... - Author: Javier Perez De Cuellar
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#52. Michelle will tell you that when we get together for Christmas or Thanksgiving, it's like a little mini-United Nations ... I've got relatives who look like Bernie Mac, and I've got relatives who look like Margaret Thatcher ... We've got it all. - Author: Barack Obama
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#53. The United Nations had to be the cornerstone of our foreign policy. - Author: Joseph P. Lash
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#54. If the United Nations is to survive, those who represent it must bolster it; those who advocate it must submit to it; and those who believe in it must fight for it. - Author: Norman Cousins
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#55. Unlike the Afghans and Iraqis, the South Korean people solidly supported the American military presence, which was part of a United Nations operation. - Author: John Eisenhower
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#56. This magical thinking, this idea that human and personal progress is somehow inevitable, leads to political passivity. ... It has turned whole nations, such as the United States, into self-consuming machines of death. - Author: Chris Hedges
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#57. The United States is the world's best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence. - Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
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#58. The income of the world's 500 richest people exceeds the cumulative income of the world's 416 million poorest people. - UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Author: Eric Toussaint
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#59. Yes, I got my first Bolex camera a few weeks after being dropped in New York by the United Nations Refugee Organization. That was on October 29th, 1949. With my brother Adolfas, we wanted to make a film about displaced persons, how one feels being uprooted from one's home. - Author: Jonas Mekas
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#60. The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization ... Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation - Author: Thomas A. Edison
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#61. They put me in a holding cell with a black kid and a white kid and a Chinese kid. We're the United Nations of juvenile delinquents. - Author: Sherman Alexie
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#62. The liberation of Kuwait has begun. In conjunction with the forces of our coalition partners, the United States has moved under the code name Operation Desert Storm to enforce the mandates of the United Nations Security Council. - Author: George H. W. Bush
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#63. There is no softer target in GOP primaries than the United Nations and foreign-aid spending. - Author: Elliott Abrams
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#64. We must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a World Government, patterned after our Own Government with a legislature, executive and judiciary and police. - Author: Walter Cronkite
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#65. 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. - Author: John T. Flynn
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#66. Whenever I speak at the United Nations, UNICEF or elsewhere to raise awareness of the continual and rampant recruitment of children in wars around the world, I come to realize that I still do not fully understand how I could have possibly survived the civil war in my country, Sierra Leone. - Author: Ishmael Beah
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#67. The United Nations will be at the heart of our international activities. France will assume its full responsibilities at the Security Council by putting its status at the service of peace, respect for human rights and development. - Author: Francois Hollande
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#68. On December 4, 1972, President Salvador Allende of Chile told the United Nations General Assembly that his country would "no longer tolerate the subordination implied by having more than eighty percent of its exports in the hands of a small group of large foreign companies. - Author: Stephen Kinzer
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#69. Women own or manage more than 30 percent of all businesses but 5 percent or less of the biggest enterprises, the United Nations said in a report published Monday. - Author: Anonymous
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#70. The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups. - Author: Ginny Brown-Waite
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#71. I think it's interesting that the United States and Australia are two of the most individualistic nations in the entire world in terms of national personality. - Author: Katharine Hayhoe
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#72. The need for a permanent status resolution approved by Congress is made even more clear to me because of my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. - Author: Dick Thornburgh
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#73. The United Nations has no business in our elections. - Author: David Vitter
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#74. Youths are the life blood of any nation. - Author: Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
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#75. The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century. - Author: Adlai E. Stevenson
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#76. The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period. - Author: Kim Young-sam
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#77. I spend every day up at the United Nations where I have to interact with 192 other countries. I know how well the United States is viewed. - Author: Susan Rice
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#78. John Danforth, I thought, was a great senator and did a great job with the United Nations. I think he's a good man. - Author: Ken Mehlman
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#79. The United Nations was founded 70 years ago, at the end of World War II. Since that time, Japan has steadfastly walked the path of peace and rebuilt a nation. And, since the mid-1950s onward, we have actively worked to share our experience of development with other nations, especially in Asia. - Author: Shinzo Abe
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#80. The United States is considered a puritanical society by many Western nations. For example, they can't believe we hassle public servants like General David Petraeus because he had a mistress. In France, if a powerful man doesn't have a mistress, he's considered a wimp. - Author: Bill O'Reilly
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#81. 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. - Author: Linda Chavez
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#82. The diversity lottery program is a proven method of offering a path to legal permanent status for residents of African nations and other underrepresented regions seeking a better life here in the United States. - Author: Cedric Richmond
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#83. Exceptionalism" - the view that the United States has a right to impose its will because it knows more, sees farther, and lives on a higher moral plane than other nations - was to them not a platitude, but the organizing principle of daily life and global politics. - Author: Stephen Kinzer
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#84. Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves. - Author: Dag Hammarskjold
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#85. What has happened to the dreams of the United Nations' founders? What has happened to the spirit which created the United Nations? The answer is clear: Governments got in the way of the dreams of the people. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#86. I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq. - Author: Dennis Cardoza
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#87. Both Bush as well as Tony Blair are undermining an idea [the United Nations]. Is this because the secretary general of the United Nations [Ghanaian Kofi Annan] is now a black man? They never did that when secretary generals were white. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#88. The United Nations is our world's greatest mechanism for making peace - Author: Gillian Sorensen
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#89. As an old, old man, Trout would be asked by Dr. Thor Lembrig, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, if he feared the future. He would give this reply: 'Mr. Secretary-General, it is the past which scares the bejesus out of me. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#90. UNESCO is the conscience of the United Nations. - Author: Federico Mayor Zaragoza
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#91. Why then would people look to the United Nations as an instrument of peace, if instead all it is, is an instrument of putting out declarations that nobody intends to take seriously anyway? - Author: Ari Fleischer
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#92. People forget that the church is bigger than China. It speaks more languages than the United Nations. It has more volunteers than all the NGOs in the world put together. - Author: Rick Warren
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#93. Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. - Author: Alcee Hastings
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#94. We must never relent in our efforts to resolve conflicts through diplomacy and through all of the instruments bestowed by the Charter of the United Nations. - Author: King Felipe VI
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#95. Our obligation to the world is, primarily, our obligation to our own future. Obviously, we cannot develop beyond a certain point unless other nations develop, too. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#96. As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization, I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional processes of the member states define the status of territories under their sovereignty. - Author: Dick Thornburgh
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#97. 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. - Author: Nong Duc Manh
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#98. A world without the United Nations or with a paralyzed United Nations would be far more costly to all of us and far more dangerous to peace and stability. - Author: Richard Holbrooke
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#99. Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States. - Author: Harri Holkeri
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#100. 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. - Author: James F. Byrnes
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