On October 24, the United Nations (UN) celebrates its 76th birthday, Report informs.
On this day in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force.
In a message on this occasion, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for uniting behind the values and ideals of the organization to overcome common challenges and problems.
“Seventy-six years ago, the United Nations was created as a vehicle of hope for a world emerging from the shadow of catastrophic conflict. Today, the women and men of the UN carry this hope forward around the globe. COVID-19, conflicts, hunger, poverty and the climate emergency remind us that our world is far from perfect,” Guterres said.
“But they also make clear that solidarity is the only way forward. We need to come together to tackle great challenges and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. By ensuring that every person, everywhere, has access to COVID-19 vaccines sooner rather than later. By securing and upholding the rights and dignity of all people – especially the poorest and most disadvantaged, girls and women, and children and young people. By seeking an end to the conflicts that scar our world. By making bold climate commitments to save our planet – and living up to them,” he noted.
“The values that have powered the UN Charter for the last 76 years – peace, development, human rights, and opportunity for all – have no expiry date,” he added.