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Summary: In the mid-1970s, the Prime Minister of the new member state of Grenada, Sir Eric Gairy, began a lobbying initiative to incorporate the UFO problem in the United Nations agenda. Prime Minister Gairy and UN Ambassador Wellington Friday raised the UFO issue at a meeting of the thirty-second General Assembly Special Political Committee on November 28, 1977.
[The UN eventually concluded it] would permit Grenada "to present its views" in 1979 and the Committee's deliberation would be included in its report to the thirty-fourth General Assembly. The Grenada initiative was gradually opening the door to UFO cooperative international investigation, but unfortunately the effort came to an abrupt halt when the Gairy government was overthrown by a Marxist revolution led by Maurice Bishop. The new government launched a publicity campaign to discredit Gairy as a believer in voodoo and flying saucers. Decision 33/426 was never implemented, but its mere existence provides a useful framework for any future initiative on the matter.
Originally posted by RANT
but I just found out about the Grenada efforts to get the United Nations officially involved in UFO investigation... and found the whole thing, uh, timely... given the 1983 "coup" and subsequent Reagan "liberation."
I don't understand why the past two democratic Presidents openly addressed the UFO phenom, why Bill Richardson still does, why all the rest of the civilized world does, and aside from off handed comments by Reagan, why no Republican official will even address it.