United Nations Public Delegate Robert O’Brien to Discuss Experiences


La Cañada Flintridge resident Robert C. O’Brien, who was nominated last year by President George W. Bush and later confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a United States Public Delegate to the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, will talk about his UN experiences on Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

The event, which is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Society, will be held in the church’s building at 1830 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge.

On Oct. 11, 2005, O’Brien addressed the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly on behalf of the United States in support of the conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

“The attacks on the World Trade Center, the bombings in London and Moscow subways or in Bali restaurants are not aimed at advancing self-determinism or national liberation....No cause or religion should be held hostage to such anti-social behavior,” said O’Brien.

On Nov. 29, 2005, in a General Assembly session on the Israel-Palestinian question, O’Brien also reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to achieving a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

For more information about the event, call 790-3206.