Dr. Garcia’s address to the UN General Assembly, delivered in Spanish, discussed the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America.
Dr. Garcia sits among other delegates at the United Nations. He was the first Mexican American named to the United States UN delegation.
This document is a transcription, in English, of Dr. Garcia’s statement to the UN General Assembly.
This article details how Dr. Garcia’s time at the United Nations gave him new insights into global issues like colonialism and the nuclear arms race.
In 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson named Dr. Garcia an alternate delegate to the United Nations. On October 26, 1967, Dr. Garcia delivered a statement in Spanish before the UN General Assembly. The historic address marked the first time an American representative addressed the United Nations in a language other than English, and generated goodwill among delegates from Latin American countries.