Resolution on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations

Whereas,        The fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations will be October 24, 1995; and

Whereas,        The United Nations is an organization dedicated to achieving world peace and security and to promoting humane and democratic values and the free flow of information; and

Whereas,        The United Nations has played a significant role in the development and support of libraries throughout the world; and

Whereas,        The United Nations' Dag Hammarskjold Library is an important resource for the work of the UN and for students and scholars working in the international arena; and

Whereas,        The UN Secretary General and the General Assembly have called upon all people to observe the organization's fiftieth anniversary; and

Whereas,        The United Nations Association of the United States and many other organizations are marking the fiftieth anniversary with programs and events; now, therefore, be it

Resolved,       That the American Library Association extends its congratulations to the United Nations on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary; and, be it further

Resolved,       That the American Library Association and its members participate in the year-long "opportunity to commemorate, educate and celebrate" the accomplishments of the United Nations; and, be it further

Resolved,       That the American Library Association wishes the United Nations continued success and world leadership in addressing global security, environmental, educational, health, economic and human rights needs.

ADOPTED BY THE
COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
February 8, 1995

Elizabeth Martinez
Secretary of the Council


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