Thérèse Paquet-Sévigny born Quebec, Canada March 3, 1939. Canadian journalist. First female UN Undersecretary, for Public Information, 1987-91.
“The notion of peace is much more than the absence of war. When the United Nations was founded, the allies were committed to the idea that to create real peace, understanding and solidarity had to be built between the nations of the world, and this could only be achieved by an informed public. Whoever speaks of peace has to speak of mutual understanding, of dialogue, and obviously of information and communication.” (International Affairs, 1990, p.46; photo ACNU)