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[GMW #1958] Comparing Paltry UN Budgets With National Budgets

[GMW #1958] Comparing Paltry UN Budgets With National Budgets
Thursday 13 May 2010, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500

~ Idea 347 ~    22 June 1995

When I was briefly the Director of the UN Budget in the late sixties, I published a report to the General Assembly giving comparisons of UN budgets with national budgets, especially military budgets.  The UN budget was indeed "petty cash" as it is called in the US State Department.  But the UN budget is more criticized than any national budget on Earth.  Needless to say, I did not last long in that position.

When I was transferred to another post, my former colleagues in the Budget said that it was the end of the "Spring of Prague" and Secretary General U Thant welcomed me as his new assistant with these worlds: "I am sure you will be happier here than in the Budget."

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,  
Volume II Chapter 14 - Of Writing
Writing is a means of conversing, of communicating with the living, the Earth, God, the heavens, the departed and our progeny.

UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

From, View From The UN by U Thant, Doubleday 1978:

"To all who strive for peace, justice, and progress"

"I must also express my sincere thanks to my former colleagues in the United Nations Secretariat for their most valuable advice and assistance. Special mention must be made to C. V. Narasimhan, Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Bohdan Lewandowski, Bruce Turner, Brian E. Urquhart, Robert Muller, William Powell, and Yasushi Akashi."

"A new quality of planetary imaginations demanded from all of us ... an open acceptance of belonging -- as in fact we all do -- to the human race as well as to our local community  ... the mark of the truly educated and imaginative person facing the twenty-first century is that they feel them self to be a planetary citizen. ... this concept of world citizenship ... building the future World Community."

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