To the editor:
I am concerned that celebrating United Nations Day, Oct. 24, will be forgotten as public attention becomes focused upon the November election.
A world without the United Nations would be a more dangerous place. Founded in 1945, the United Nations reflects the idealism of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt, who envisioned a world organization to promote peace and international cooperation.
The U.N., the town meeting of the world, has its headquarters in New York City. The U.N. Flag is blue, and its center displays a white wreath containing a global outline of the continents.
I am a world federalist. The U.N. is an embryonic world government of about 190 members. For human survival, some national sovereignty must be surrendered to a world federal government, especially in the areas of military power for peacekeeping, pollution control, protection of endangered species and providing resources to mitigate the poverty of much of the world.
It would be very helpful if social studies teachers would teach about the U.N. during United Nations Week, Oct. 24 to 31.