All we need is the 'will' to overcome the challenges of the present day says the UN General Secretary in a video message on the eve of United Nations Day.
In his message the UN General Secretary António Guterres says that the world’s problems transcend borders and so we have to transcend our differences to transform our future.
Watch and listen to the UN General Secretary:
Our world faces many grave challenges.
Widening conflicts and inequality.
Extreme weather and deadly intolerance.
Security threats – including nuclear weapons.
We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will.
The world’s problems transcend borders.
We have to transcend our differences to transform our future.
When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world.
On United Nations Day, let us, ‘We the Peoples’, make this vision a reality.
Thank you. Shokran. Xie Xie. Merci. Spasibo. Gracias. Obrigado.
United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the United Nations Charter coming into force in 1945 and celebrates the work of this organization. United Nations Day annually falls on October 24. Currently it is made up of 193 Member States. Each of these Member States is a member of the General Assembly. States are admitted to membership in the UN by a decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles in its founding Charter. (UN)