Pelosi Statement on 75th Anniversary of United Nations


Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations:

“Seventy-five years ago, in the aftermath of the staggering violence and inhumanity of WWII, the nations of the world gathered together in San Francisco to lay the foundations for a just and enduring peace.  Today, the United Nations and the ideals of the charter that guides it, continue to inspire and challenge its member nations to answer our responsibility to our fellow human beings and advance progress for all humanity.

“Over its 75 years, the UN has been a source of tremendous leadership in our work to advance human rights and human dignity by opposing the scourge of disease, hunger and poverty.  It has focused the world’s attention on advancing opportunity of women and girls, tackling illiteracy and discrimination and demanding action to safeguard refugees and combat the existential threat posed by the climate crisis.  And while challenges continue to confront our global community, the UN remains a vital force for hope and progress for millions around the world.  

“On this momentous anniversary, House Democrats remain steadfast allies in the UN’s important mission.  While the Trump Administration engages in dangerous, shortsighted attempts to undermine the UN and abandons America’s global leadership and treaty obligations, we will ensure the United Nations continues to be a bulwark for global peace, security and prosperity now and into the future.”

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