United Nations Day: António Guterres urges to ‘never give up’

UN Secretary General António Guterres. (Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré)

Marking the 2018 United Nations Day, UN Secretary General urged the men and women of the UN, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges.

In a video released in advance of UN Day, Mr. Guterres said that, despite the odds and obstacles, and growing inequality “we don’t give up because we know by reducing inequality we increase hope and opportunity and peace around the world.”

UN day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945. 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.

The UN chief made clear the Organization’s determination to implement climate action, fight for human rights and the life of peace that everyone deserves to enjoy: “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.”

Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, on United Nations Day


source: UN News