Statement on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations – CIDSE

Statement on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

A call for its strengthening in the (post) COVID-19 era

On this United Nations (UN) day, 24 October, 2020, CIDSE joins Pax Christi International along with its members and partners to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN system and wholehearthedly recognizes the global organisation’s contributions to peace, justice, and human rights around the world.

Accomplishments include the development of human rights, fostering sustainable development and climate action, governing global finance, adopting disarmament standards and taking initiatives to end hostilities (such as the UN Secretary General’s recent appeal for a global COVID-19 ceasefire). Our members and partners around the globe have advocated at the UN for such actions and have actively participated in their implementation.

While celebrating its achievements and supporting its work, we are deeply worried about the challenges the UN is facing. These concerns are especially pressing in these times when multilateral responses to social, economic and environmental issues, including to the devastating COVID-19 health crisis, are urgently needed.
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Photo: Peace dove statue in Lome/Togo by Jeff AttawayCC BY 2.0

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