United Nations Reorganization

Archive Report

Proposals to Recognize Secretariat

Soon after the United Nations General Assembly convenes on September 19, either Secretary of State Dean Rusk or President Kennedy himself will lay before the members the position of the United States on Berlin, nuclear testing and other urgent questions. The purpose will be to make this country's views clear to all who listen, within the chamber and beyond, and of course to gain as wide support as possible.

Neither the United States nor the Soviet Union, however, will look to the United Nations to settle the conflicts now dangerously dividing East and West. At the founding of the world organization in 1945, the great powers, the United States included, were unwilling to assume the burden of keeping peace between nations without ...

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