United Nations: Back in Business

"It is with a deep sense of pleasure and relief," said outgoing U.N. General Assembly President Alex Quaison-Sackey, resplendent in a Ghanaian toga of orange and gold, "that I welcome all representatives present." Relief was the operative word. It had been Quaison-Sackey's fate to preside over what Britain's Lord Caradon had rightly called the "lost session" of the U.N. General Assembly. Not since December 1963 had the Assembly been able to discuss issues freely or to vote on them. But as the white and lavender saris of Indians commingled with the rainbowed...

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