Friday, 23 October 2015

UN 70th Birthday

This Saturday it is the UN’s 70th birthday. 
On what became UN Day, 24 October 1945, the United Nations Charter was ratified and the UN was created.
The National Library of Scotland is a United Nations Depository Library and as such has a wealth of information on the work of UN.
You can follow the United Nations either by their website at
Or see information about the 70th anniversary at
As President Obama mentioned yesterday about the United Nations.
“Since the end of World War II, the United Nations has provided a forum for all countries to come together around the same rules and norms to help advance development and security; bolster ties between member states; and conquer disease, hunger, and poverty. During this time, we have seen great advances in health and education, the emergence of a global economy connecting every region of the globe through groundbreaking developments in commerce and technology, and the rise of more democratic governments. Even as we recognize the significance of the progress that has been made, we know that grave challenges to our common security and principles risk pulling us back to a more disordered world. In meeting those threats, we must summon the spirit of unity and cooperation at the heart of the United Nations Charter -- signed in 1945 by 51 countries -- and rededicate ourselves in support of the United Nations.”


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