United Nations at Thirty

Archive Report

World Body at Critical Juncture

New Lssues With Tise of Third World Majority

The united nations is approaching its 30th birthday, on Oct. 24,1 at a critical juncture in its short, stormy life. The road it will choose at the forthcoming session of the General Assembly, which convenes on Sept. 16, could determine whether the U.N. can become a more effective instrument of global cooperation than in the past or whether it will repeat the dismal fate of its predecessor, the League of Nations.

“The future of the United Nations is clouded,” Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said in an address to the Institute of World Affairs in Milwaukee on July 14. “…Troubling trends have appeared in the General Assembly and some of its specialized agencies. ...

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