We don’t hear much about it any longer, but the United Nations is observing its 75th anniversary this year, “born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict,” Associated Press reports.
“And as frustrating as its lack of progress often is, especially when it comes to preventing and ending crises, there is also strong support for its power to bring not only nations but people of all ages from all walks of life, ethnicities and religions together to discuss critical issues like climate change.”
Antonio Guterres, a member of the Portuguese Socialist Party, is serving as the U.N.’s ninth Secretary-General. “Criticized for spewing out billions of words and achieving scant results on its primary mission of ensuring global peace,” In Homeland Security notes, “the U.N. nonetheless remains the one place that its 193 member nations can meet to talk”.
“The U.N. marked its actual 75th anniversary — the signing of the U.N. Charter in San Francisco on June 26, 1945 by delegates from about 50 countries — on that date this year at an event scaled down because of the coronavirus pandemic.”