Seán MacBride, former Minister for External Affairs and UN Commissioner for Namibia, was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.

Presented here is MacBride’s acceptance speech, followed by a short interview with John Howard.  

The first part of this report includes an excerpt from Seán MacBride's acceptance speech where he sets out his 8 Principles for Peace.

  1. Complete disarmament including outlaw of nuclear weapons
  2. Glorification of peace and not war
  3. Effective protection of human beings at national and international levels
  4. Mechanisms for international and non-international disputes that may endanger peace or that are causing injustices
  5. An international order to secure fair distribution of all essential products
  6. An international court of justice and legal system to rectify injustices
  7. An international peace keeping force and police force
  8. A world parliament and government

Seán MacBride then speaks to John Howard by telephone and identifies his work in human rights and peace issues as the reasons why he has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

This report was broadcast on RTÉ Radio on 8 October 1974.

Seán MacBride (1984)
Seán MacBride on The Late Late Show (1984)