On United Nations Day, we celebrate the anniversary of the UN Charter of 1945. However, this day is not just about looking back at history. It is also a day to take note of what the UN continues to do to build a better world for all and how it plans to continue this for the future.
The United Nations takes action on key issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, including:
- Maintain international peace and security
- Protect human rights
- Deliver humanitarian aid
- Promote sustainable development
- Uphold international law
As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues and needs that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one nation acting alone.
On United Nations Day 2019, let us give thanks for all people of goodwill who dedicate their lives to making the world a safer and more sustainable place.