Q. ..here is a great work for peace in which all can participate...

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I venture very respectfully to press upon my hearers that here is a great work for peace in which all can participate, resting not only on the narrow interests of our own nations but even more on those great principles of right and wrong on which nations, like individuals, depend.

The League is dead : long live the United Nations!

~ Lord Robert CECIL (1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood)

Speech delivered during the last Assembly of the League of Nations (21st), 9 April 1946, Geneva

Published in: (1946). League of Nations Official Journal, Special Supplement 194, 28-30.

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