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.
Statement of Ms. Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas, Director a.i of UNICRI
Today we celebrate the United Nations Day to marking the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945. UNICRI would like to reiterate the importance of respecting and embodying the United Nations Charter promoting peaceful, just and inclusive societies, free from crime and violence. The international community must address the many obstacles to the achievement of a peaceful and prosperous world: conflicts, violent extremism, inequality, the raising of hate and discrimination, climate change and more broadly, violation of fundamental freedoms and human rights.
The UN Day is an essential time to reflect on the principles of the Charter, encourage people to embrace its values and raise awareness of those experiencing violence and deprivation of rights on a daily basis. We are working with Members States and the entire UN system on issues related to advancing justice, crime prevention, security and the rule of law in support of peace, human rights and sustainable development. We provide research and tailored approaches to international projects in the field of justice and security to help communities to become more resilient, empowering youth and promoting social inclusion and cohesion.
Today, we stand behind the Secretary-General’s 2018 message: “On United Nations Day, let us reaffirm our commitment. To repair broken trust. To heal our planet. To leave no one behind. To uphold dignity for one and all, as united nations”.
The essential UN
Take a moment to learn about the un UN Action: 10 Facts The United Nations
- Provides food and assistance to 80 million people in 80 countries
- Supplies vaccines to 45% of the world’s children, helps save 3 million lives a year
- Assists and protects 67.7 million people fleeing war, famine and persecution
- Works with 195 nations to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C/3.6°F
- Keeps peace with 104,000 peacekeepers in 14 operations around the world
- Fights extreme poverty, helping improve the lives of more than 1 billion people
- Tackles the global water crisis affecting over 2 billion people worldwide
- Protects and promotes human rights globally and through 80 treaties/declarations
- Coordinates US$24.7 billion appeal for the humanitarian needs of 145 million people
- Uses diplomacy to prevent conflict: assists some 50 countries a year with their elections
- Supports maternal health, helping over 1 million women a month overcome pregnancy risks
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