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brown. at that time, the mayor, mayor lee, his parents were immigrants from china and lived in seattle. his father fought in world war ii. as a teenager he was a delegate to the national model u.n.. today he -- he has pursued strong leadership. may i present the mayor of the city and counselcil of san francisco, mayor ed lee? [applause] mayor lee: thank you, charlotte. isn't charlotte the most wonderful chief of protocol we have ever had? thank you. thank you, charlotte. before i say welcome, i must tell you that every time i see willie brown's face here at city hall and i look around, these moments, these historical occasions, i am reminded he led the effort to restore our city hall to make sure we had a world-class place for world-class events. thank you, mayor willie brown for that. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to city hall. welcome to the people's palace. the charter of the united nations was signed on june 26, 1945, as charlotte said, right here in san francisco. a place of peace equality, acceptance, and tolerance for all people, and we are proud of our city's role.
Jul 3, 2015 6:30pm EDT
, his parents were immigrants from china and lived in seattle, his father fought in world war ii. as a teenager, he was a delegate to a national model u.n. today he shares the values of the united nations -- advancing peace, human rights, gender equality protecting the environment environment. all of these he has pursued with strong leadership. may i present the mayor of the city and county of san francisco, mayor ed lee. [ applause ] >> thank you charlotte. isn't charlotte the most wonderful chief of protocol we've ever had? thank you. [ applause ] thank you, charlotte. and before i say welcome, i must tell you that every time i see willie brown's face here at city hall and i look around on these moments, these historical occasions i'm reminded that he led to effort to restore our city hall to make sure we had the world class place for world class event, thank you, mayor willie brown for that. [ applause ] good afternoon, everyone, welcome to city hall. welcome to the people's palace. [ applause ] the charter of the united nations was signed on june 26, 1945, as charlotte said right h
Jul 11, 2015 8:30am EDT
governments of china, great britain, the ussr and the united states. this was the step made possible by dunkirk and stalingrad and normandy and midway. planned for at casablanca, cairo, moscow, dumbarton oaks , and yalta. delegates from 46 and later 50 nations were there but there in spirit, too, were the victims of warsaw coventry, shanghai. the hopes of the living and the dead were concentrated in the hands of the representatives meeting at san francisco. together, they organized a huge problem ahead of them. the discussion and amendment of the proposals prepared at dumbarton oaks. each nation was represented on all four commissions, setup to work out the general provisions of the united nations charter and the actual structure of the general assembly, security council, and judicial organizations. these committees were divided into smaller working groups, 12 in all. chinese, english, russian, french and spanish were the standard means of exchange among many languages spoken. and in 9 weeks, the charter was ready to go before the purchase -- the participating governments for ratific
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efforts climax -- first to sign china. he signs with a traditional chinese brush. the delegation of the soviet union. the ambassador signs for russia. great britain is represented by the delegation chairman, lord halifax. the republic of france, acting delegation chairman -- 38th of 50 nations to sign, the united states of america. >> ladies and gentlemen, we are all aware that this is an extremely historic occasion. the charter for world these says been completed, but this is not the end. this is only the beginning. the great path lies before us and it is our solemn and sacred duty to see that the united nations fulfills its promise with faith in our cause and goodwill in our hearts, and determination to work unceasingly on this end, i am confident we will reach our goals. [applause] narrator: senator connelly is next to sign for the united states. senator arthur brandenberg. commander harold stassen, former governor of minnesota. a job well done, appearing before the last formal session of the united nations, it's, president truman congratulates the delegates and expresses new hopes f