Whereas, October 24, 1969, marks the twenty-fourth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter; and

Whereas, the foremost objective of the United Nations is the promotion of greater understanding among all nations through meaningful discussions of world problems at the conference table; and

Whereas, for more than two decades the United States has worked to help the United Nations maintain and improve its peacekeeping mission, expand its programs of economic development, and promote social progress with faith in fundamental human rights; and

Whereas, specialized agencies of the United Nations have been a major factor in improving the standards of and protecting the rights of the individual, thus bringing the peoples of the world closer together; and

Whereas, the very survival of peoples the world over demands that every path to peace be fully explored and discussed in a concerted effort to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war;

Now, therefore, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, October 24, 1969, as UNITED NATIONS DAY

in Delaware, and urge all residents of The First State to join in appropriate ceremonies to further demonstrate their faith in the ability of the United Nations to successfully maintain international law and order.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Russell W. Peterson, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 1st day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fourth.



Attest: EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State