The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)

"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

Human Rights Introduction

June 12, 1987

Reagan's iconic speech

On this date, in front of the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan delivers a historical speech contributing to the Cold War’s final years. In his remarks, Reagan calls for Mr. Gorbachev to “Come to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” The speech would be considered a significant point of the final years of the Cold War.