Review of United States Participation in the United Nations, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Eighty-Eighth Congress, First Session, March 13, 1963 [open pdf - 9MB]
This is the March 13, 1963 hearing titled "Review of United States Participation in the United Nations," held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Adlai E. Stevenson: "The basic point here, of course, is that the United States does not own or control the United Nations. It is not a wing of the State Department. We are no more and no less than the most influential of the 110 members. If we were less we would be failing to exert the influence of freedom's leader; if we were more we would destroy the effectiveness of the U.N., which depends precisely on the fact that it is not an arm of the United States or of any other government, but a truly international organization-no better or worse than the agreements which can be reached by the controlling majorities of its members." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Adlai E. Stevenson, Francis Plimpton, and Richard N. Gardner.
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