United Nations: Battlefield of Peace

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Slowly, with dignity, dapper little Mongi Slim of Tunisia walked up the seven steps to the green marble rostrum and took his seat as president of the United Nations' 16th General Assembly. Before him were the diplomats who had elected him, a motley crowd of delegates from every corner of the world. "It is hard for me to express the great grief I experience," said President Slim, speaking in French. "The Secretary-General of the United Nations fell a victim to his duty. He died, one might say, on the battlefield of...

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