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Legislation #: 951342 Introduction Date: 9/28/1995
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 9/28/1995
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Proclaiming October as Kansas City United Nations 50th Anniversary and Peace Month.

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9/28/1995

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9/28/1995

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RESOLUTION NO. 951342

 

Proclaiming October as Kansas City United Nations 50th Anniversary and Peace Month.

 

WHEREAS, October will conclude a nearly year-long commemoration of the United Nations 50th Anniversary with a variety of exhibits, educational, cultural and entertainment events taking place city-wide; and

 

WHEREAS, in Kansas City there will be the opening of special October exhibits such as "The First Years Exhibit" from Norway featuring the first Secretary General of the United Nations, Trygve Lie and the Midwest Launch of the premier UN50 book, "Visions: Fifty Years of the United Nations 1945-1995"; and

 

WHEREAS, "The First Years Exhibit", a collection of 127 black and white photographs, many of which are from the personal archives of Norwegian native son and first Secretary-General of the United Nations, Trygve Lie, documenting the beginnings of the United Nations; and

 

WHEREAS, Trygve Lie, as first Secretary-General of the United Nations, was instrumental in laying down the principles for future United Nations activities, especially with regard to establishing and securing peace. He initiated the structure of the organization and was responsible for building the United Nations headquarters in New York; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City will be visited by special guests including Veronica Hearst and Jan Ralph for a book signing of their "Visions: Fifty Years of the United Nations 1945-1995" and Guri Lie Zechendorf, the daughter of the first Secretary-General of the United Nations, Trygve Lie; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby proclaim October as Kansas City United Nations 50th Anniversary and Peace Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council and that copies hereof be given to Joan Pathoff, President of the Kansas City Chapter of the United Nations Association and Dick Berkley, Co-Chair of the Kansas City UN50 Committee in celebration of the United Nations 50th Anniversary.

 

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