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UNITED NATIONS TURN 75 - tomorrow June 26 is Charter Day

25 Jun 2020

The Significance of June 26th - The Charter of the United Nations was signed on June 26, 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization.

The UN Charter: Past, Present, and Future

Commemoration of the Signing of the UN Charter event hosted by the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly

https://www.un.org/pga/74/un-charter-day/

On June 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET, the President of the UN General Assembly’s office invites you to livestream a special program from home. The event will be divided into three parts:

  1. Solemn Charter Commemoration – featuring statements by the Heads of the Main Organs of the UN and the Chairs of the 5 Regional Groups and the host country about the significance of the Charter.
  2. Interactive live dialogues about the Charter’s relevance today and in the future. Two successive panel discussions will be held on the significance of the Charter.  The two panels will engage eminent thinkers in forward-looking discussions around multilateralism, the 2030 Agenda, and how the UN can deliver on its commitments to the Charter, while addressing global challenges.
  3. Commemorative Closing Ceremony featuring the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony

The Significance of June 26th 

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on June 26, 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization. It would come into force later that year on October 24, 1945. 

On June 26, we celebrate the moment that 50 countries agreed to work together for a more peaceful and prosperous world. Today, there are 193 member states in the United Nations system committed to international cooperation.

https://unausa.org/celebrate-charter-day-2020/

The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together? Or will distrust and isolation grow further? 2020 must be a year of dialogue, when we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better future for all.

Covid-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Our response will determine how fast the world recovers, whether we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and how well we handle pressing challenges: from the climate crisis to pandemics, inequalities, new forms of violence, and rapid changes in technology and in our population.

But just when we need collective action more than ever, support for global cooperation has been flagging. In many countries, public trust in traditional institutions is in decline and relations between countries have been under strain. Will this pandemic bring the world closer together? Or will it lead to greater mistrust? Global dialogue – and action – is now more urgent than ever.

https://www.un.org/en/un75/join-conversation

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