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Hans von Sponeck speaking on Iraq and the United Nations
Date Wednesday March 22
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center
Former United Nations Assistant Secretary General
United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, 1998 - 2000

"Iraq and the United Nations: Dilemmas of the Future"

Hans von Sponeck was responsible for directing all UN operations in Iraq, managing the distribution of goods under the Oil-for-Food program, and verifying Iraqi compliance with that program. Von Sponeck resigned in February 2000 in protest of international policy toward Iraq, especially the devastating effects of the economic sanctions.

"It quickly becomes clear that primary responsibility for the human catastrophe in Iraq lies with the political UN, with those member governments in the UN Security Council who had the power to make a difference. The failure of the Council to make a humanitarian, ethical and legal difference is much more monumental than is commonly known. There is not only the betrayal of the Iraqi people but also the betrayal of the UN Charter and the betrayal of the international conscience." - Hans von Sponeck

$7 - $15 suggested donation. Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. For more information, contact PPJC at 650-326-8837 or visit
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 22nd, 2006 2:44 PM

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