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Patriotic Sierra Leoneans, P-SL organization is joining other nations and organizations in celebrating 67 years of global accomplishments by the United Nations as the organization marks its anniversary today October 24.
As the principal forum for international cooperation, the United Nations has averted wars, saved lives, fought disease and poverty and protected human rights for almost seven decades.
organization ensures “the world is better equipped to handle the challenges of the 21st century.”
The United Nations charter officially entered into force October 24, 1945, and was supported by 51 nations.
The organization now has grown to include 193 members that represent every region in the world. Each nation brings to the table a unique social, political and economic system; all are bound by a common commitment to the United Nations mission.
United Nations continues to make important progress toward a world free of nuclear weapons; providing peacekeeping and political activities to end conflicts, protect civilians and support democratic transitions worldwide. United Nations continues to launch massive relief efforts to help the vulnerable and those suffering from man-made and natural disasters.
Patriotic Sierra Leoneans- P-SL applauds the United Nations for recently added a new agency to help empower women worldwide.
The group continues to promote child survival, maternal health, sustainable energy and development while it works to tackle a number of emerging global challenges.
Since its inception, the United Nations has helped negotiate more than 170 peace settlements that have ended regional conflicts, and have participated in more than 300 international treaties on topics ranging from environmental protection to human rights. It has provided a catalyst for conflict prevention and a forum for mediation. U.N. military forces have carried out more than 35 peacekeeping missions to provide security and reduce armed conflict.
The organization has made great strides in protecting human rights, promoting humanitarian assistance and supporting improvements in the lives of people around the globe. It has aided more than 30 million refugees fleeing war, persecution or famine; proactively worked to end diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria through the World Health Organization; provided training and equipment to developing countries; promoted workers’ rights; worked to achieve nuclear nonproliferation; and streamlined international cooperation on monetary issues.
The anniversary fell shortly after Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Korea and Rwanda were elected to serve as nonpermanent members of the U.N. Security Council for 2013 and 2014.
The U.N. General Assembly meets intensively from September to December each year at U.N. headquarters in New York. The 2012 meeting marked global progress in a number of areas, ranging from agriculture and education to peace and security.
Please take a moment and reminisce the impact United Nations has played in our life’s and the Globe as a whole.
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