Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
This folder contains a press release and drafts for a speech given by President Kennedy to the 18th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). In his speech the President discusses the recently signed treaty banning atmospheric, space, and underwater nuclear weapons tests (later known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty or Limited Test Ban Treaty), and explains that the task of maintaining peace must be shared by all nations. President Kennedy also proposes ways for the United Nations to increase and improve their efforts in developing countries, specifically focusing on health, human rights, agriculture, communication, and the environment. Also included in this folder are telegrams regarding international media reaction to the President’s speech.