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107 STAT. 2754 PROCLAMATION 6619—OCT. 28, 1993 tives. The Secretary General is to be commended for recently establishing an office and appointing an Assistant Secretary General for Inspections and Investigations. This is a useful first step, but more must be done to translate such steps into tangible results. It has been said that "all work that is worth anj^ing is done in faith." The United Nations was built on the profound faith that people from different backgrounds, creeds, races, and religions can live together peaceably and can pursue shared goals. That faith is the antithesis of the hatred we see in some parts of the world today and is the foundation upon which a future of trust and goodwill among all nations and peoples can be built. The United States has a bipartisan tradition, established long before the creation of the United Nations, of support for an international organization dedicated to social progress and the preservation of world peace. As President, I intend to carry on that tradition. NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, October 24, 1993, as "United Nations Day," and urge all Americans to acquaint themselves with the activities and accomplishments of the United Nations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereimto set my hand this twenty- third day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighteenth. WILLIAM J. CLINTON Proclamation 6619 of October 28, 1993 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 1993 and 1994 ........... By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Home should be a place of warmth, imconditional love, tranquility, and security. And for most of us, home and family can, indeed, be counted among our greatest blessings. Tragically, for many Americans, these are blessings that are tarnished by violence and fear. Domestic violence is more than the occasional family dispute. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, it is the single largest cause of injury to American women, affecting six million of all racial, cultural, and economic backgroimds. In our country, a woman is battered every 15 seconds, and 40 percent of female homicide victims in 1991 were killed by their husbands or boyfriends. Yet unbelievably, more than half of women in need of shelter may be tiurned away due to a lack of space. Women are not the only targets. Yoimg children and the elderly are also counted among the victims, and sadly, emotional scars are often permanent. ^ - -