Secretary-General pays tribute to former US President during park dedication ceremonyListen /
More than 60 years after United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated what he called "The Four Freedoms," his words remain a guide post for people worldwide.
That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday at the dedication of a New York City park honouring the late President who was instrumental in the founding of the United Nations.
The Four Freedoms are freedom of speech and worship, and freedom from want and fear; ideals which Mr. Ban says resonate with people everywhere.
"President Roosevelt was driven by a global vision. He understood that an individual's dreams were not restricted by that individual's passport. He knew that aspirations could not be confined to national borders. And he believed deeply that leaders everywhere must help people everywhere live those dreams. Nothing speaks to that conviction more than the Four Freedoms." (Duration: 33″)
Four Freedoms Park is located on an island across from the United Nations Headquarters.