Monday, October 24, 2011

Top 6 Quotes for United Nations Day

Here are our favorite United Nations quotes in honor of the 67th anniversary of the United Nations:

1.      “Today the United Nations are the mightiest military coalition in history. They represent an overwhelming majority of the population of the world. Bound together in solemn agreement that they themselves will not commit acts of aggression or conquest against any of their neighbors…”

2.      “More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.”
Kofi Annan (7th Secretary-General of the UN) 
3.      “The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace.”
4.      “The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospect of success nor the consequence of failure --  but those who stand the heat of battle, the fight for world peace through the United Nations.”
5.      “The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.”
6.      “The StarShine Schools represent a mini-United Nations by teaching the following through their 15 Guiding Principles: Guiding Principle #1 - Every person is born unique and perfect…; Guiding Principle #2 - We are all on the planet to help one another…; Guiding Principle #8 – Practice Connect vs Convince…”
Jan Shoop, Superintendent – StarShine Schools