UN Secretary General Dag Hammerskjold speaking on the 10th Anniversary of the organisation.
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MS United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammerskjold speaking on the 10th Anniversary of the foundation of the UN:- "This year, more than before, United Nations Day will be a day of rededication to the goals of the Charter for millions of every nationality and creed around the world. A tenth anniversary is naturally a special occasion. But I believe there is another reason for the wider observance of this day. It lies in the growing understanding, deep in the minds and hearts of all of us of the community of our world and the common destiny of all nations in it. Our differences are as apparent as ever, but we see better than before our dependence upon each other and upon preservation of peace among us The discoveries of the atomic scientists have given us fair warning of the mutual destruction, without victory, that another war would bring. At the same time they have opened before us possibilities of a better life for all peoples hitherto far beyond our reach. Since 1945, we have learned much, not only about the difficulties of building a peaceful world order but about its promise and its necessity. We recognise more clearly that the United Nations exists, not to save us, but to serve us, in efforts that all must share. And I think we are more ready to accept the fact that we are only at the beginning of creative struggle which will continue to present a great challenge to the human spirit for years to come. May the Observance of United Nations Day help us to find the wisdom and the steadfastness to meet this challenge."
(F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 21/10/1955.