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This is the work for which Bunche received the Nobel Peace prize in 1950. Overseas connection. Bunche was principal secretary of the UN Palestine Commission.
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This is a machine-generated transcript. Text is unformatted and may contain errors. The signing of the Egyptian Israeli general Armistice Agreement is a momentous event in the history of the Steins and then the relations between Israel and the Arab states. I think it is not excessive to say that this agreement which puts an end to hostilities between Egypt and Israel is only the first of a series of agreements with the Arab states which when I'm sure there are any return of the fantasy and the Near East. The Asians which led to this agreement have been moderately long and enough at the U.N.. Resolutions of national security. Threats. And these could be satisfactorily resolved. Only after full understanding and careful deliberation. It may be thought that going across the nation were outstanding for the restraint and dignity manifested throughout by both delegations even when the most delicate matters were under consideration the agreements now signed is an agreement which springs from and belongs to the packing it requires no right occasion and goes into effect immediately nor does it require approval by any third party including the United Nations it is an agreement however which is in direct compliance with the request of the Security Council in its resolution of the sixteenth of November nineteen forty eight I think also it can. Be seen or heard of it with the greatest satisfaction. In my view this is a very fair and agreement and it means that they can as the court. You know for its very great safeguards for the security of. It incorporates in Article one a declaration which is very much I can go a non-aggression pact it provides for a substantial withdrawal and reduction of the armed forces of both sides it's virtually eliminate any possibility of a future I'm a conflict between the two there is no doubt in my mind that this agreement where by the way for the Early on peaceful settlement of all outstanding differences between Egypt and Israel once the off base of the found of time to do it has been dissipated by means of armistice agreement the concentration will be on the peaceful settlement of all outstanding questions and I think. They cannot make but I mean Israel and her Arab neighbors conciliation commission established by the General Assembly in its resolution of the eleventh of December nine hundred forty eight has already begun. That task of bringing peace to promise time. As a representative of the United Nations I am happy that the UN fancied nothing which the United Nations eyes devoted to what achieving peace infanticide has that's borne positive and constructive. In the interest of peace and in the interest of the peoples of the nearly who have suffered from a tragic and unnecessary war and I am highly gratified that these negotiations. Have succeeded. And that for the first time in the long history of the battle Stein dispute. Then Jewish representatives have met negotiated and signed a formal agreement. You have just heard that month by. Month. Following the signing of the Nami cease I remember the early morning I thought.