United Nations

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations, it sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The Declaration has been translated into more than 500 languages. What...

Charter of the United Nations


The founding document of the United Nations, the UN Charter, was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco. According to its Charter, the UN aims: to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better...

UNITED NATIONS: The Origin

Post Date: August 12, 2020

The idea of the United Nations was born during World War II (1939-1945). The name "United Nations" coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the Declaration by the United Nations of January 1, 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the...

Reaching out to the youth


At the official launch in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres addressed youth leaders from world over and explained that this initial high-profile UN75 dialogue will set the tone for these global conversations on how the Organization can work harder to create a better future for all.  “We want to change, we want to be better, we want to respond to your aspirations, to your concerns,” he...

United Nations to mark 75th anniversary amid pandemic with huge focus on global dialogue


COVID-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Our response will determine how fast the world recovers, whether the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are achieved, and how well we handle pressing challenges: from the climate crisis to pandemics, inequalities, new forms of violence, and rapid changes...