The General Assembly commemorates the 70th anniversary of the UN

23 October 2015

The President of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today alluded to the achievements made by the United Nations in its 70 years of existence as well as the problems that it has not been able to solve and agreed that, with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world organization reaffirms its commitment to a better future for all.

During an event on the occasion of the UN Day, which is commemorated every October 24, the President of the Assembly pointed out that the upcoming climate summit, as well as the efforts to assist 60 million displaced people or to resolve conflicts that cause humanitarian tragedies, are crucial challenges for the world organization.

“We have made important and revolutionary decisions by approving the 17 goals for sustainable development. Never before has the UN been so much on the front line, highlighting the importance for our children and grandchildren of ambitious and immediate global action. Before it’s too late, ”said Mogens Lykketoft.

Ban Ki-moon recalled for his part that UN Day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945, which has guided nations in the search for peace, social progress and a life with greater freedom.

“It is a Letter for everyone. But it has special resonance for the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalized ”, emphasized the Secretary General.

He also stressed that a strong UN is needed to achieve the goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary, the General Assembly adopted a resolution in which member states reaffirm their faith in the United Nations and their commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter.

23 October 2015

The President of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today alluded to the achievements made by the United Nations in its 70 years of existence as well as the problems that it has not been able to solve and agreed that, with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world organization reaffirms its commitment to a better future for all.

During an event on the occasion of the UN Day, which is commemorated every October 24, the President of the Assembly pointed out that the upcoming climate summit, as well as the efforts to assist 60 million displaced people or to resolve conflicts that cause humanitarian tragedies, are crucial challenges for the world organization.

“We have made important and revolutionary decisions by approving the 17 goals for sustainable development. Never before has the UN been so much on the front line, highlighting the importance for our children and grandchildren of ambitious and immediate global action. Before it’s too late, ”said Mogens Lykketoft.

Ban Ki-moon recalled for his part that UN Day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945, which has guided nations in the search for peace, social progress and a life with greater freedom.

“It is a Letter for everyone. But it has special resonance for the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalized ”, emphasized the Secretary General.

He also stressed that a strong UN is needed to achieve the goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary, the General Assembly adopted a resolution in which member states reaffirm their faith in the United Nations and their commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter.