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The UN at 75

You can visit this page anytime to read about current events and debates at the United Nations, in addition to finding resources, interviews and information about our shared mission with the UN. 

 

International Day of Peace  

September 21st is the International Day of Peace. On this day every year, the UN calls for a day of non-violence and a 24-hour ceasefire. People and organizations around the world are encouraged to share and discuss ways in which they are striving for peace in their communities through collective engagement. With the myriad challenges facing us this year, the International Day of Peace is a time to celebrate and reflect on the progress that has been made by the United Nations over the last 75 years, civil society organizations and intergenerational, global advocates.   

 

New President of the General Assembly  

Portrait of President-elect of Seventy-fifth Session of United Nations General Assembly 

Watch the interview with Volkan Bozkir, the new President of the 75th UN General Assembly. 

 

Current Events  

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. From September 15-30, world leaders will convene for the U.N. General Assembly to discuss critical global issues - in a fully virtual format. You can share what you think with the U.N. and join Intersections in participating in some of the exciting events taking place virtually! 

 

UN COVID Gender Spotlight  

Here is an update on how COVID is impacting women and girls around the world. 

MINUSCA Gender Advocacy Officer on Field Visit 

Photo: Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, UN Gender Advocacy Officer, in the Central African Republic 

 

Additional Resources 

Overview of the United Nations 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

Read our blog posts about the United Nations!  

 

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