Sr. Don Jose Xifra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations, entertained members of the Mission and Secretariat with a brilliant and fascinating account of Spanish history and culture.
(Listed in some accounts as 28 Oct – but photo-from sign at event reads 28 Sep 1979 – see bottom of sign in gallery and calendar below. 1979 Oct 28 was a SUNDAY, Sep 28 was Friday>)
The programme, commemorating the anniversary of the entrance of Spain into the United Nations, also included music and a superb slide presentation.
Ambassador Xifra’s talk touched on the many conquests of Spain which over the centuries have contributed to the richness of Spanish culture and thought. In his commentary to the slide show, he went into greater detail about his country’s architecture and religion.
At the end of the programme Ambassador Xifra made the following remarks:
Sr. Don Jose Xifra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations:
When we went to America, we created the third component of Spain: the Latin American Spain. Spain is both a European and a Latin country. Please do not forget that when you see our action in this building and in the various conferences.
For us, the Latin American component is as fundamental as the European.
Again I thank Sri Chinmoy and the Meditation Group for gathering us here to commemorate the anniversary of the entrance of my country into the United Nations.
For us, our entrance into the United Nations has meant the possibility of incorporating into a common universal action these components of the Spanish people
PDF format of report in periodic Bulletin : “Meditation at the United Nations” Apr 1980
See Page-images 29-30
Gallery 2 below is jpg format
Gallery 1 Photos from event
Gallery 2: Report in periodic Bulletin : “Meditation at the United Nations” Apr 1980
See Page-images 29 to 30