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The UN Day 2010 - 65th Anniversary of the UN


65 years ago on the 24th of October, 1945 the international community made a huge step towards diplomatic cooperation for the next century. 65 years ago the United Nations was established, and its Charter was signed in San Franciso, CA, USA.

Marking its 65th anniversary, the United Nations has reaffirmed its commitment to promote peace, development and human rights, pledging enhanced action to achieve its global mission. UN Day is commemorated every year on 24 October, the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Day is an occasion to reassert the “universal values of tolerance, mutual respect and human dignity,” as well as progress made jointly in the areas of literacy, life expectancy, the spread of technology and advances in democracy and the rule of law. UN Day is devoted to highlighting the aims and achievements of the United Nations.

This year’s UN Day focuses on the eight UN Millennium Development Goals and follows on the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 20-22 September 2010, which adopted a global action plan to achieve the eight goals by their 2015 target date. UN Day is a day on which we resolve to do more. More to protect those caught up in armed conflict, to fight climate change and avert nuclear catastrophe; more to expand opportunities for women and girls, and to combat injustice and impunity; more to meet the Millennium Development Goals.”

source: www.un.org


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