United Nations Day marks seventieth anniversary

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The United Nations will mark its 70th Anniversary on UN Day Saturday,ban ki-moon 24 October, this year by reflecting on its work in service to the global community since its founding in 1945.

Monuments and buildings across the world will also be illuminated in celebration of this milestone, and to demonstrate a united commitment to the ideals of peace, development and human rights.

In his United Nations Day Message, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says that while “the limits of collective international action are painfully clear … no single country or organization can address today’s challenges alone.” The United Nations therefore remains bound to unite the strength of member countries in promoting dignity and prosperity for all.

In Belize the day will be commemorated with the launch of a 22 UN flag display tomorrow, 23 October.

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