Monday, May 11, 2009

Hillary Clinton Defends UN To Students At Model UN (Video)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered some remarks to students attending a model UN conference in Washington, D.C. today. She spoke plainly about why the UN is such a valuable organization for the United States.

She cites the UN's handling of pirates and swine flu as good examples of the UN's work.

If we didn't have the United Nations, we would have to invent one. On issues like piracy or the H1N1 flu virus, we have to work together. And we do so through organizations that are either formed by, run by, or associated with the United Nations. And that’s why it was important, when the United Nations was created back in 1945 here in the United States, that people admitted that we can’t solve all the problems on our own. No nation, even one as powerful as ours, is able to do that.

Can anyone remember anything the UN has done in either instance?

The Text of her speech is here.

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