SOURCE: Unite the United Nations

June 30, 2005 16:18 ET

Conference Calls on U.S. to Initiate Dialogue With U.N. to Seek a Peaceful Solution to Iraqi Situation in Participation With Its People and the Creation of a U.N. Peace Building Commission

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 30, 2005 -- A resolution was adopted on the 60th birthday of the United Nations, on June 26, 2005, by a group of 20 supporters of the world organization, including former U.N. staff members, a former U.N. correspondent, a former Republican congressman, representatives of various pro U.N. organizations and some academics from Stanford University.

The text of the resolution says:

Noting that the United Nations Charter calls upon the Organization to
"save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,"
Noting that the Mitchell/Gingrich Commission has recommended the reform
and strengthening of the U.N.,
Noting that the Bush Administration supports the U.N.'s creation of a new
Peace Building Commission
Therefore,

Urges the United States to initiate a dialogue within the U.N. in order to achieve a peaceful solution to the Iraqi situation in consultation with and full participation of the Iraqi people.

Urges to that end the creation and implementation of the new U.N. Peace Building Commission recommended by the U.S. State Department and the Mitchell/Gingrich Commission.

Calls upon the United States, together with other U.N. members, to provide ample political, logistical and financial support to an internationally recognized end to hostilities and for the reconstruction of Iraq, involving the U.N. Security Council and the General Assembly.

The resolution was an outgrowth of a conference on "The Future of the United Nations," being held at the Chaminade Conference Center in Santa Cruz, sponsored by the Center for War/Peace Studies of New York City.

Contact Information

  • For comment:
    Richard Hudson
    CW/PS Executive Director
    831 688 6629
    831 566 4308
    212 877 7610
    212 579 4206