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|“The future will not be easy to reach.... But the founding of the United Nations itself is a
testament to human progress.” --President Barack Obama
United Nations Day
After the horrors of World War II,
the United Nations was created to
provide a forum for nations to
work out their problems in a
peaceful way and to help nations
work together to create a better
world for all.
For more than 60 years since then, the United Nations has shone as humanity's
greatest hope for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. It has helped to
promote human rights, freedom and democracy, erase poverty and hunger,
improve health and education, and urge the governments of the world to work
together in peace.
However, the UN can only do what governments allow it to do. Across the globe,
a people's movement has been growing to convince governments to help the UN
in its goals and to allow the UN to work more closely with civil society in solving
the planet's problems. People's Assemblies have convened at the UN and in local
gatherings around the world.
United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24, commemorating the anniversary
of the adoption of the United Nations Charter on October 24, 1945. United
Nations Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight the important achievements for
a better world that the UN has won for all humanity and to support the people's
movements to make it more democratic and effective.
|"We will be judged in the future on the
actions we take today -- on results.
On this United Nations Day, let us
rededicate ourselves to achieving them."
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General
Watch a UN Day Message
from UN Secretary-General
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