Reaffirm commitment to brighter, better future – UN SG on UN Day

first_imgThe timeless values of the UN Charter must remain our guide.  Our shared duty is to “unite our strength” to serve “we the peoples”. To mark this anniversary, monuments and buildings across the world are being illuminated in UN blue.  As we shine a light on this milestone anniversary, let us reaffirm our commitment to a better and brighter future for all. This is the call of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon  in a message to mark United Nations Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations today. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. UN Headquarters lit in UN blue (Photo via UN) 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday. Among the activities to observe the Day are: UN Day Concert – 23 October, United Nations General Assembly HallA concert to celebrate and reflect on the work of the UN through the universal language of music, featuring Korean Traditional Music Orchestra, Lang Lang, world famous Harlem Gospel Choir, etc.‘Turn the World UN Blue’– 24 October, WorldwideIconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks across the world will be lit up blue to help unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.Art Installation “Enlightened Universe” – 24 October, Manhattan, New YorkRenowned artist, Cristobal Gabarron, will unveil his monument in New York’s Central Park. The monument is an interactive sculpture formed by a sphere and surrounded by a spiral of 70 figures – one for each of the 70 years since the UN was created.Visit the UN70 Website for detailed information about the upcoming activities in New York and around the world. message to mark United Nations Day Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… UNGA – Statement by Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Denis MosesMadam President, I am honoured to address this eminent congress of nations seized with advancing the international agenda towards the realisation of international peace, sustainable development and the well-being of all humankind. On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, extend congratulations to you…September 30, 2018In “Indepth”President Granger calls on UN to protect small statesGeorgetown, Guyana  – Small states risk being subjugated unless the international community can demonstrate the capability and commitment to provide an effective deterrent against domination by larger, stronger states. This was President David Granger’s main message during his address to world leaders at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly today.…September 29, 2015In “CARICOM”UN SG lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues  As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and United Nations (UN) meet in New York, USA, to discuss how the international body can better support the Region’s strategic goals, UN Secretary-General, His Excellency António Guterres, has lauded CARICOM’s leadership on many pressing global issues. Speaking at the opening of the 9th…July 21, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img

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