UN needed "more than ever" in time of multiple crises

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The United Nations is needed more than ever in this time of multiple crises.

That's what the Secretary-General said on 24 October, the 69th birthday of the organization also known as UN Day.

The Day marks the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter.

Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll on the world, Mr Ban Ki-moon noted.

"Millions of people suffer from exploitative and unsafe working conditions. The global economy remains an uneven playing field. The United Nations was founded to end such assaults on human dignity, and lead the way to a better future. There have been painful setbacks and there is much work ahead. But we can take heart from our achievements in advancing peace and human right and dignity."

The UN Chief called on all Governments and individuals to work together for the common good and to empower the marginalized and the vulnerable.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration: 1'09"

 

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