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The Role of the United Nations in Stopping Genocide

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The Role of the United Nations in Stopping Genocide


United Nations.
Genocide -- Prevention.


Oral history video clip featuring Arn Chorn-Pond, a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.


Media Entertainment, Inc.


Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.


Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.




Chorn-Pond, Arn


Tape number: 4074B


video / mp4




Oral History

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Nelson, Jane


Chorn-Pond, Arn


Lowell, Massachusetts


I'm not sure in terms of the UN can stop genocide. It's proven that it has been many genocides in our world, in the centuries, starting. People think that there will be no more Hitler, no more Auschwitz. We are wrong. I mean, Hitler come different forms, many different forms, like Pol Pot is Hitler of Cambodia. Right now in East Timor, I met many East Timorian kids, and there are Hitlers in Indonesia. So, if they think about profit, they think about bad intentions, there's no peace; and money, there's no peace; greed, there's no peace. So, I think the UN can do a lot, a lot, and they've been doing a lot. But again, it's proven it didn't prevent it. And always, always, politics, bad politics in the back, behind it. So, the UN has to be very much make it clear that people don't dictate them, like the Chinese and the Americans and the Russians, the big, big guys. They want very much to dictate the UN because of the self-interest; they're always self-interest. That's problems, that's no peace, self-interest. They go to Cambodia and they said they want to help, but again it's self-interest. They're doing it not because of the benefit of the Cambodian people, but they're doing it self-interest, money or whatever it is, resources, whatever it is, self-interest. That's no peace. And that brings violence that brings genocide, unless we address that. And Americans--as an American, I'm gonna work on our American hearts also; that's why I'm teaching these young people to have a good intention for the world and for themselves, not to think too much about money and not to think about--money is greed, and I think we live enough. I live in the jungle with no clothes; I still survive. Here, you know, there are so many things what we can do, and we're not gonna starve to death here. We have so much resources, so much money, that we can help the world. Here, use it in a positive way; that's how we're gonna start.

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