UN Day spotlights Organization’s contributions for better world
Marking the 68th birthday of the United Nations, the annual celebration offers a chance to recognize the invaluable contributions of the Organization to peace and common progress. United Nations Day observed on 24 October is the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that this year again, the world witnessed the UN coming together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues. "As the world grapples with deadly conflicts and other incidents of violence, environmental degradation, inequality and persistent challenges in meeting development goals," he said, "our United Nations provides a unique forum for its Member States to deliberate on matters that most concern the world’s people and to work towards common solutions.”

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