This year the United Nations completed its 75 years, so to celebrate this historic moment, leaders from all across the globe will come together at a one-day high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Monday.
About the Meeting
At present, the United Nations has 193 members in it and it will hold the meeting virtually because of the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak.
The theme of the one-day high-level meeting is: ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.
The members of the meeting will also discuss the remarkable achievements as well as failures of the United Nations in these 75 years.
United Nations will also set out its goals for the next decade. According to a report, “The next 10 years, which have been designated as the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development, will be the most critical of our generation. It is even more important as we build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
United Nations has already set up its goals for the next ten years some of them include protection of the planet, gender equality, digital cooperation, women empowerment, and so on.
How did the United Nations was born?
The United Nations was born out of the horrors of World War II, however, its league was created back in 1919 after world war I but again World War II broke out in 1939 which closed its league and its headquarters in Geneva. The headquarters remained closed throughout World War II.
Then in August 1941 British prime minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin D. Roosevelt together issued a statement called the Atlantic Charter that paved the way for the creation of the UN.
At the time of its foundation, the United Nations was primarily tasked to maintain world peace and save future generations from the evils of war.
Finally, on October 24, 1945, the United Nations came into existence after being ratified by 51 nations.