International Students from Ashford University celebrate United Nations Day by proclaiming "May Peace Prevail on Earth!"
Since 1948, October 24th has
been celebrated as United Nations Day.
Founded in 1945, the work of the United Nations reaches every corner of
the globe. Best known for peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and
humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the United Nations affects
our lives and makes the world a better place. Their work is a broad range of
fundamental issues, from sustainable development, environment and refugees
protection, disaster relief, counter terrorism, disarmament and
non-proliferation, to promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality and
the advancement of women, governance, economic and social development and
international health, clearing landmines, expanding food production, in order
to achieve its goals and coordinate efforts for a safer world.
"The United Nations is needed
more than ever at this time of multiple crises. [...] At this critical moment,
let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable.
On United Nations Day, I call on Governments and individuals to work in common
cause for the common good. " said
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
The UN has 4 main
- To keep peace throughout the world;
- To develop friendly relations among nations;
- To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people,
to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy,