Oct. 23, 2020, noon
ABOUT UNITED NATIONS
United Nations (UN) is a global organization dedicated to international peace and stability which was established in 1945, after the World War II. The main aim of establishing the UN is to protect peace and avoid the abuses of war. The UN initially had just 51 member states; today, the organization has 193 member states.
The works of the UN reaches every corner in all over the world. They are working to build a safer world for all generations on a broad range such as; sustainable development, environment and refugees protection, disaster relief, counter terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation, governance, economic and social development and international health, clearing landmines, expanding food production, promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality, and the advancement of women.
Shortly UN Successes
Since its inception, the United Nations has performed numerous humanitarian, environmental and peacekeeping undertakings, including:
• Providing food to 90 million people in over 75 countries,
• Assisting more than 34 million refugees,
• Authorizing 71 international peacekeeping missions,
• Working with 140 nations to minimize climate change,
• Assisting about 50 countries per year with their elections,
• Providing vaccinations for 58 percent of children in the world,
• Helping about 30 million women a year with maternal health efforts,
• Protecting human rights with 80 treaties and declarations.
UN75: “The Future We Want, The UN We Need”
This year, the UN as the only global forum to create change and to shape the future together is celebrating their 75th anniversary.
The UN highlighted that the year of 2020 must be a year of dialogue, to discuss the priorities, and how they can build a better future for all generations. . Therefore, the UN Secretary-General launched the #UN75 initiative in January 2020 as the world's largest conversation about current global challenges, and the gap between the future that we want and current situation today.
The UN has built partnerships with youth, civil society, business and media organisations, and created a one-minute survey that is quick and easy to complete. Thanks to these surveys, and dialogues, the exercise planned to take stock of global concerns and gain views from across the world on what sort of global cooperation is required. It was intended to re-thinking what role the UN might play in helping to address to global challenges.
To now, over 1 million people have taken to the one-minute survey in all UN Member and Observer States. Besides, more than 1,000 dialogues was held in 82 countries all over the world. In addition to this, 50,000 in 50 countries took part in independent polling by Edelman and the Pew Research Center, and artificial intelligence analysis of social and traditional media conducted in 70 countries, along with academic and policy research mappings in all regions.
The results of the one-minute surveys have a great importance by the UN because the results are representing of the people's views, concerns and ideas in this crucial time for the world. Furthermore, the results of the surveys show them how best to take forward the priorities and proposals generated.
For more information, please check the official website of the UN: https://www.un.org
“Report of the UN75 Office”