In this newsreel item made shortly before the end of World War ll, Prime Minister Peter Fraser addresses a large crowd at the Wellington Town Hall on global 'interdependence'. Fraser was back from the World Security Conference in San Francisco, where he led the Kiwi team for the founding meeting of what is now the United Nations. Fraser cuts a sombre figure, gesticulating as he delivers his message about global co-operation after the sacrifices of the war. His speech is met by enthusiastic applause. Fraser and the Labour party would win another Parliamentary term in 1946.
Every one of our countries are sovereign states and the more independent we are the more we realise we are interdependent...– Prime Minister Peter Fraser sounds the call for a postwar global understanding