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Music in Honor of Peace – China Commemorates The United Nations at 70

Aug 29, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Aruna Dutt, UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 29 – The power of music was invoked at a Shanghai Symphony Orchestra concert at the UN Friday night to reflect on how the world has progressed during the 70 years of the UN and to honor the victims of World War II. “We come together this evening through the power of music to reflect on the progress that the international community has made in the past 70 years,” Cristina Gallach, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said before the concert. “It is also a time to reflect on the challenges ahead of [Read More]

Peace and Security

Feb 24, 2015 Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

During a Security Council’s ministerial-level debate on Maintaining International Peace and Security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “we must be willing to act before situations deteriorate.  This is both a moral responsibility and critical for the maintenance of international peace and security.  We cannot afford to be indifferent.” The debate –with some 80 speakers -reviews the course of the UN since it was founded 70 years ago and promotes the spirit of the UN Charter. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations: “We must be willing to act before situations deteriorate.  This is both a moral responsibility and critical for the [Read More]

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