Today marks the effort of many countries united in the effort to promote world peace, maintain human rights and encourage cultural diversity and tolerance. Please acknowledge this day, October 24, as an important one and think of how far we have come and what “you” can do to contribute to humanity and progressive social change.
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“I believe that our world needs an instrument of global action as never before in history. I believe that the United Nations is the instrument for securing peace and for giving people everywhere, in poorer countries as in richer, a real stake in that peace by promoting development and encouraging cooperation…”
-Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, and 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient