[GMW #1971] I Am Astonished That I Played A Role In The Creation Of Eleven Of The 32 United Nations Specialized AgenciesTuesday 1 June 2010, Editor: Easy
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A Testimony to Hope and Plea for Audacity
by Robert Muller
I have been involved in the creation of several new UN specialized agencies and world programs in the economic and social fields, including the world-wide United Nations Development Programs where I was the lonely first UN official working with Paul Hoffman, the former Administrator of the Marshall Plan. The UN listened to me when I suggested to channel the surplus foods of the rich countries which burned them, to children and hungry people in the poor countries, and created the World Food Program. The World Bank listened to my idea to give low-interest loans to infrastructure projects in the poor countries and created the International Development Agency.
When I look at the list of the 32 UN specialized agencies and world programs, I am astonished that I have played a role in the creation of eleven of them!
I took solace from the fact that St. Augustine started to write the City of God at the age of 59!
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.
Fact of the Day:
From the age of 6, Susan Lieu was a powerhouse, answering the phone and removing customers' nail polish at her family's Bay Area nail salon. When she was 12, her world came crashing down when her mother, who had survived a harrowing escape from Vietnam years earlier, died unexpectedly of surgical complications. The experience took much from Lieu, but gave her something that sustains her to this day. After her mother's seemingly senseless death, Lieu said, "I was determined to have a purpose." Since then, the Oakland, CA resident has earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard, supported sustainable farming methods in Vietnam, worked with an AIDS project in an African refugee camp, and started a successful chocolate business. All in the span of a quarter-century! [ more ]
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