The United Nations on the Way: Principles and Policies

The United Nations on the Way: Principles and Policies

The United Nations on the Way: Principles and Policies

The United Nations on the Way: Principles and Policies

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The general objectives of the United Nations have been well and ably defined.They appear still more clearly when contrasted with the purposes of their enemies. There is a war between two worlds which no longer have anything in common: the world where human mind and human soul are still respected, where the striving of the community for spiritual, intellectual, and material progress implies the enjoyment of benefits shared by each and every member of the whole group; and the other world in which the community destroys the identity of the individual, where human dignity counts for nothing, and all thought must blindly follow a predetermined pattern.

Wars in the past have often brought about or accelerated change in various parts of the world. They present the worst and most destructive method of achieving results. Never before, however, were the issues of such magnitude. Never before has the future of the East and West, of the Old and New world, been in balance at the same time.Never before has the surge of irrational forces bent upon the destruction of our still imperfect societies been so strong, widespread and desperate.

In the face of such deadly danger, it is "to the single and supreme objective of defeating the Axis forces of aggression that the United Nations have pledged all . . .

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