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Everything will be all right, when people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves. Dag Hammarskjöld /The second Secretary General of the United Nations serving between 1953-1961./ Note: People still think of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction in 2015, perhaps not so much as 70 years before, but there is still a lot of work to be done… Here’s to the next 70 years!

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un-library: Digital UN Charter collection online for United Nations Day The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is unveiling our digitized collection of over 30 different language editions of the UN Charters to celebrate United Nations Day. Since 1948, the 24th of October has been celebrated as United Nations Day. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the Charter’s ratification the United Nations officially came into being. Learn more about the UN Charter and UN Day UN Documentation Research Guide: Charter of the United Nations Research an Article of the United Nations Charter…

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todaysdocument: Charter of the United Nations  From the series:  Treaties, Agreements, and Other International Acts for Which the United States is the Depositary Government, 1943 – 1984 On June 26, 1945, in San Francisco, the United Nations Charter was established. It was created at the end of World War II in an attempt to maintain international peace and security and to achieve cooperation among nations on economic, social and humanitarian problem. The required number of nations ratified the charter on October 24, 1945, which is now celebrated as United Nations Day.  History of the United Nations Charter (via UN.org) (The united-nations…

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#UNGA70 General Debate digest Part II.

Again, better late, than never, right? This time, I am moving forward with the spearkers of the second half of the general debate. I was pleasantly surprised by the speech of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia, it almost consoled me for the absence of the British Prime Minister, she is such a good speaker. I wanted to follow her speech of course for the Croatia’s involvement in the European refugee situation. In solving this crisis, she emphasized that we will have to find balance between national, regional and global interests.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas elaborated on the Palestinian issue in…

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Fanfare for all Peoples – 70th anniversary film for UN – premiered today at the opening of the general debate of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Sunday Smack

Happy Sunday everybody! I am typing these words on an airplane flying back home after a wonderful weekend in Milan, Italy. I took this picture especially for you guys, but you can check out my pics of the weekend on Instagram as well. Italy is a beautiful country, don’t you think? Anyway, I hope you all had a great weekend too! UN Charter and Marriage Equality, A Serendipitous Day in San Francisco Great events took place this Friday in the United States. Most of the rest of the world has quite a lot of catching up to do… The Use…

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Celebrate the Signing of the United Nations Charter

un-library: On 26 June 2015, the United Nations – and the world – celebrates the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations. The United Nations Iconic Founding Document Preamble of the United Nations Charter,1945. (UN Photo)  The United Nations Conference on International Organization, commonly known as the San Francisco Conference, was held from 25 April – 26 June 1945.   …representatives of over eighty per cent of the world’s population, people of every race, religion and continent; all determined to set up an organization which would preserve peace and help build a better world… they…

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The UN Charter turns 70 today (June 26)! uniccanberrablog: Seventy years ago, San Francisco became the birthplace of global change when 50 nations came together in the Bay area to draft and sign the United Nations Charter, committing to work together to achieve global peace, prosperity and human rights. On Friday, 26 June 2015, the United Nations, the diplomatic community, the City of San Francisco, business leaders and more will observe the 70th anniversary of the UN at several events. #action2015 #UN70 Anniversary website: http://www.un.org/un70/en 2015 is also historic in that world leaders will chart the way forward to end…

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UN Secretary General: 2015 to be challenging, but also promising

UN Secretary General: 2015 to be challenging, but also promising Secretary General Ban Ki-moon briefed the UN General Assembly about this year’s priorities for the UN on Thursday. Click the picture to read the whole speech and more.

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