Turner: “Those Who Want to Weaken the United Nations Are Undermining Our Future”

IHT: “Media mogul Ted Turner sought on Monday to impress upon young Americans the importance of the United Nations, saying those who would weaken the world body are “undermining our future.”From weapons of mass destruction to overfishing in the oceans, today’s world is full of critical problems that can only be tackled at a global level through organizations like the U.N., Turner told several hundred high school students from Alabama, Florida and Georgia at Georgia Tech’s High School Model United Nations.

“If we didn’t have the U.N., the world would be a failed state,” Turner said. “Those who want to … weaken the United Nations are undermining our future.”