Commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the UN General Assembly
On the 10th of January 1946, 51 nations gathered to order the first meeting of the UN General Assembly. 70 years later, the body now composed of 193 members has become a true “Parliament for all people” says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
M. Ban also reminded the importance of UN resolutions reflecting the convictions of the UN Members: a conviction that collective actions allow to achieve greater challenges. A conviction that can be perceived in the influence the UN can have on the modern world. Thus, these resolutions shouldn’t be discarded even if their application may suffers of some delays.
The anniversary was also a moment of celebration of prominent personalities of the UN, such as Sir Brian Urquhart committed to saving lives and promoting the respect for human rights in the world since dozen of years.
Finally, the continuity of the work of the UN between past achievements and future challenges for 2016, 2020 and 2030 were also core subjects of the commemorations.
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"Il devient absolument urgent de mettre un terme à cette injustice. Il y a un manque de connaissances et de recherches. Il faut donc promouvoir le recueil de témoignages, mais aussi construire des mémoriaux, organiser des expositions..." - @BenjaminAbtan