NEW YORK (Jun. 24)
Edgar Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) will address the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Disarmament tomorrow in the name of the 67 national communities represented by the WJC. It will be the first time that a representative of an international Jewish organization speaks before the General Assembly.
Soviet, American and Israeli diplomats were among the guests at the reception yesterday by the WJC for participation in the special session. Also present were religious leaders from around the world.
Bronfman told them that the WJC hopes to underscore the concern expressed by spokesman of the world’s major religious faiths on the challenges posed by the disarmament issue. There is “an enormous return to religion all over the world” and this is related to the massive yearning for peace expressed by peoples in all countries, Bronfman said. “As a result leaders will be forced to pay attention to what their people want and hope for,” he added.