Children should not be raised in hatred

  • 2006-06-14
  • by Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice-President, distinguished representatives of the American people, As a Special Envoy of the Secretary General on the reform of the United Nations last year, I was pleased that the General Assembly managed to agree in principle on the necessity for sweeping and fundamental reforms. The new Peace-building Commission was created, which we need for diffusing long-lasting conflicts. Too often in the past, the UN has been unable to prevent genocide and lasting bloodshed: in the Congo, in Rwanda, in the former Yugoslavia and in the Darfur region of Sudan…The world-wide...
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