United Nations 50th Anniversary

Following opening ceremonies and an invocation by Archbishop Tutu, host David Brinkley introduced occasional historic film footage, special… read more

Following opening ceremonies and an invocation by Archbishop Tutu, host David Brinkley introduced occasional historic film footage, special music, a specially-composed poem, and the speakers who talked about the accomplishments of the United Nations over the past 50 years. President Clinton discussed his ideas for reforming the United Nations, saying that the member states must realize the limits to peacekeeping and not ask the Blue Helmets to undertake missions they cannot be expected to handle. He said the U.N. must do more to isolate states and people who traffic in terror and support those working for peace in the face of violence. He called for the U.N. to continue to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The president said member states must support the U.N.'s fight against manmade and natural forces of disintegration, such as crime syndicates and drug cartels, and new diseases and disappearing forests. Member states, he stressed, must strengthen U.N. peacekeeping to help deter, contain, and end violent conflict. The President asserted that the U.N. must continue efforts against disease and human suffering. He also maintained that member states should make the U.N. increasingly strong in protecting human dignity and human rights. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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United Nations 50th Anniversary

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Program ID:
65896-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Jun 26, 1995
Last Aired:
Aug 16, 2006

Airing Details

  • Jun 26, 1995 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 26, 1995 | 11:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 27, 1995 | 5:26am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 01, 1995 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 01, 1995 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2006 | 10:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2006 | 2:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2006 | 7:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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