Part I — Commentaries on quotations by Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar

Humanity's cherished dream

"Peace — the word evokes the simplest and most cherished dream of humanity. Peace is, and has always been, the ultimate human aspiration."

With these soulful words, the reality-dreamer in our Secretary-General reminds us that the age-old dream of peace is not merely a human dream but a divine vision, which is slowly, steadily and unerringly moulding and shaping the world's destiny.