His Excellency Scott Morrison

Statement Summary

SCOTT MORRISON, Prime Minister of Australia, cited the role of two fellow citizens in the founding of the United Nations, including Jessie Street, the country’s only female delegate to the San Francisco Conference in 1945.  He noted that Ms. Street was crucially involved in securing the insertion of the word 'sex' in the clause 'without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion' in the Charter of the United Nations.  Pointing to the central role Australia plays in the Organization’s efforts this day, he said the United Nations is not perfect but part of a quest to embody “our better angels”.