Today: UN Day
October 24, 2012 BY Timothy E. Wirth
Today the world commemorates the anniversary of when the United Nations Charter went into effect in 1945.
For nearly 70 years, the United Nations has been a force for progress and peace in the world. Every day, the UN is on the front lines of global challenges — working to promote human rights, increase peace and stability, respond to natural disasters and crises, improve health, combat climate change, empower women and girls, and much more.
The statistics tell a powerful story about the UN's reach. For example, the United Nations aids more than 30 million refugees and people fleeing war, famine, or persecution; it vaccinates 58 percent of the world's children against harmful and deadly diseases; and it helps keep the peace with 120,000 peacekeepers in 16 operations.
As the world confronts urgent problems that transcend borders, the UN is more important than ever. It is the one institution with the global reach, scale, and capacity to mobilize international action to address these problems without passports.
Today, join us in recognizing the UN's lifesaving and life-changing work and advocating for a strong U.S.-UN relationship. Now is the time to stand with the UN.
Join us in supporting the United Nations this UN Day.
Working with the UN, we can build a safer, healthier, and more just world for our children and our grandchildren.
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