Croatian president Tuđman held a speech, saying the entrance to the hall of the UN’s General Assembly was made from Croatian stone.
On this day a Croatian delegation led by President Franjo Tuđman visited New York and was present at Croatia’s recognition as a full member of the UN. That solemn event was acclaimed by the General Assembly, at the same time as Slovenia’s and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s recognition as UN member states. The Republic of Croatia thus became the 178th member of the UN (Slovenia is the 176th and Bosnia and Herzegovina the 177th).
Tuđman held a speech before the General Assembly, saying the entrance to the hall of the UN’s General Assembly was made from stone from the Croatian island of Brač and that the Peace monument in front of the UN headquarters was made by Croatian sculptor Antun Augustinčić. Near the end of his speech, he mentioned he had participated in the fight against fascism as a young man, alluding to his time spent as a Yugoslav Partisan resistance fighter in World War II. After the end of the speech, the Croatian, Slovenian, and Bosnian-Herzegovinian flags were raised in front of the UN headquarters.