Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999

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Author: William J. Clinton  | Date: October 15, 1999

Statement on the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Doctors Without Borders,
October 15, 1999

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans Frontieres) richly deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. They work around the world, under difficult and often dangerous conditions, to provide medical assistance to the victims of conflict and natural disasters. They have cared for the sick and the wounded at refugee camps in Kosovo and Timor, aided flood victims in the Philippines, treated disease in Sudan and Sierra Leone, Vietnam and Peru. Their work is emblematic of the commitment of so many people of good will today to build a global community where compassion, cooperation, and progress increasingly know no borders.

I am proud that the United States Government has provided substantial annual assistance to Doctors Without Borders, and that we work together closely in times of crisis. Humanitarian relief of this kind is not only the right thing to do for our values; it also helps build peace and stability and thereby strengthens America’s own security.

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Chicago: William J. Clinton, "Statement on the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Doctors Without Borders, October 15, 1999," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 22, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680 Original Sources, accessed July 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=M9KFXVZRPPTR4X7.

MLA: Clinton, William J. "Statement on the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Doctors Without Borders, October 15, 1999." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 22, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680, Original Sources. 2 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=M9KFXVZRPPTR4X7.

Harvard: Clinton, WJ, 'Statement on the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Doctors Without Borders, October 15, 1999' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 22, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680. Original Sources, retrieved 2 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=M9KFXVZRPPTR4X7.