SecretaryGeneral to open exhibit on US diplomat Ralph Bunche

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), which made the announcement, and the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.Mr. Bunche won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his successful diplomacy in ending the first Arab-Israeli war in 1949, DPI said. He played a major role in drafting the UN Charter and, through the UN Trusteeship Council, he spearheaded the dismantling of existing colonial rule in Africa and Asia. He was also a staunch advocate of human rights worldwide and took an active part in the civil rights movement in the United States, it said.The exhibit will be open to the public until 22 November. read more