United Nations pays tribute to Richard Holbrooke

Former United States Ambassador, Richard Holbrooke, who died in December believed profoundly in the United Nations.

The late Richard Holbrooke

The late Richard Holbrooke

That’s what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a memorial service in honour of the veteran diplomat in the General Assembly Hall.

Mr. Ban said Ambassador Holbrooke understood the potential of the United Nations which he said was “flawed but indispensable.”

“From this august podium, generations of leaders have come together to discuss and to settle the great issues and crises of our world. Richard Holbrooke was among them, a great American, and a great internationalist. Those who know him best will tell you: he saw his time at the United Nations as the finest in his long and distinguished career. He believed profoundly in this extraordinary Organization.”

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