United Nations Day, 2005, 61545 [05-21354]

Download as PDF 61545 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 204 Monday, October 24, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7950 of October 20, 2005 The President United Nations Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Sixty years ago, the United Nations was created to spread hope and liberty, fight poverty and disease, and help secure human rights and human dignity for people everywhere. On United Nations Day, we recommit ourselves to the ideals on which this organization was founded. Throughout history, the human spirit has been tested by the forces of darkness and evil. Since its founding in the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations has worked to solve problems and harness the best instincts of humankind. Today, we must continue efforts to ease suffering, spread freedom, and lay the foundations of lasting peace for our children and grandchildren. In the aftermath of last year’s tsunami in the Indian Ocean region and this month’s earthquakes in South Asia, we have witnessed the great capacity of human compassion. The support from the United Nations demonstrated how nations of the world can unite in common purpose to address difficult challenges. This enduring truth inspired those who created the United Nations, and it continues to do so 60 years later. With courage and conscience, we will meet our responsibilities to protect the lives and rights of others. As we do this, we will help fulfill the great promise of the United Nations, ensuring that all people can enjoy the peace, freedom, and dignity our Creator intended. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2005, as United Nations Day. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the officials of other areas under the flag of the United States to honor the observance of United Nations Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–21354 Filed 10–21–05; 11:28 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:46 Oct 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24OCD0.SGM 24OCD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 204 (Monday, October 24, 2005)]
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Proclamation 7950--United Nations Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 204 / Monday, October 24, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7950 of October 20, 2005

                
United Nations Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Sixty years ago, the United Nations was created to 
                spread hope and liberty, fight poverty and disease, and 
                help secure human rights and human dignity for people 
                everywhere. On United Nations Day, we recommit 
                ourselves to the ideals on which this organization was 
                founded.

                Throughout history, the human spirit has been tested by 
                the forces of darkness and evil. Since its founding in 
                the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations has 
                worked to solve problems and harness the best instincts 
                of humankind. Today, we must continue efforts to ease 
                suffering, spread freedom, and lay the foundations of 
                lasting peace for our children and grandchildren.

                In the aftermath of last year's tsunami in the Indian 
                Ocean region and this month's earthquakes in South 
                Asia, we have witnessed the great capacity of human 
                compassion. The support from the United Nations 
                demonstrated how nations of the world can unite in 
                common purpose to address difficult challenges. This 
                enduring truth inspired those who created the United 
                Nations, and it continues to do so 60 years later. With 
                courage and conscience, we will meet our 
                responsibilities to protect the lives and rights of 
                others. As we do this, we will help fulfill the great 
                promise of the United Nations, ensuring that all people 
                can enjoy the peace, freedom, and dignity our Creator 
                intended.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2005, as United 
                Nations Day. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the 
                Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the 
                officials of other areas under the flag of the United 
                States to honor the observance of United Nations Day 
                with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-21354
Filed 10-21-05; 11:28 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P