In an address to the 25th anniversary session of the General Assembly, (Wednesday October the 21st) Ghana's Prime Minister, Dr.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: DR. BUSIA: "I would respectfully ask that on the 25th anniversary we give a sincere expression of our determination to build a world without war by doing something that the ordinary man can understand. What about beginning a progressive reduction of arms instead of talking about disarmament? What about making sure that by the 50th anniversary of this organisation, not only fear of war, but even the threat of war would have been wiped out? We could achieve this in 25 years, if we took this year as the base for action in the cause of peace.
"In relations to apartheid, it seems to me talking by deed, by collectively acting to give expression to our avowed disapproval of oppressive injustice has hitherto only been half-hearted. It demands sacrifices which nations, both great and small, have not been prepared ti make. It is because we have not cared enough that it has been possible for the decisions of this organisation to be flouted. It seems to me, nevertheless, that we must have the faith to continue to talk both by word and deed. To cease talking is to give up. It is to concede failure. This is why I think that we should at this 25th commemorative session find ways of acting together to deal with the problems of Southern Africa."
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Background: In an address to the 25th anniversary session of the General Assembly, (Wednesday October the 21st) Ghana's Prime Minister, Dr. Busia, called for a reduction of arms throughout the world.
Turning to the question of Southern Africa he said he thought the commemorative session of the United Nations should find ways to deal with the situation.