A united Germany began its new life at the United Nations Wednesday with a promise from its ambassador to reject territorial claims against any other nation and continue aid to developing nations.

In a speech to the General Assembly, Ambassador Hans Otto Braeutigam outlined the policies of the new state and said Germany was conscious of its global responsibilities.As elsewhere in the world, East Germany disappeared from the map at the United Nations and its seat sign, "German Democratic Republic," in the General Assembly vanished quietly after Tuesday evening's session.

So did West Germany's name plate - "Germany, Federal Republic of," to be replaced by just plain "Germany."