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HAPPY 71st BIRTHDAY UNITED NATIONS!
We are celebrating UN Day with a new blog post by our Editorial Chair, Michael Curtin.
Read an excerpt below:
"With World War II still fresh on the minds of many Americans, President Harry S. Truman addressed the United Nations Conference in San Francisco on June 26, 1945. It was on this day that the U.N. Charter was signed, and several months later, on October 24, 1945, the Charter took effect as it was formally ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council (the United States, Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the Republic of China).
Following World War II, citizens were looking for some hope after years of conflict and bloodshed; President Truman delivered that hope with his signing of the U.N. Charter. October 24th has come to be known as U.N. Day, and it continues to be celebrated across our nation and the world.
U.N. Day is always an excellent opportunity to review the many accomplishments the global body has achieved in its seventy-one-year history. This international organization has withstood the test of time despite the many calls by its critics for its elimination."
READ MORE HERE.
THE ROAD TO 2030 - NEW BLOG SERIES
We are excited to add another blogger to our website! Francesca Regalado will have a regular column featuring interesting and insightful information on the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s called The Road to 2030.
Francesca is a senior in the School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University, studying international relations, economics, Russian, and Chinese. She has held internships with the Philippine Consulate General in New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, and The New York Times, and is the managing editor of The Diplomatic Envoy, her college’s newspaper.
Francesca’s first three installments will showcase some little-known success stories from the Millennium Development Goals.
READ "The Road to 2030" Blog HERE.
U.N. NAMES NEW SECRETARY GENERAL
Read more about the new U.N. Secretary General, Antonio Guterres in this article written by one of our bloggers, Francesca Regalado, orginally published in Seton Hall University's The Diplomatic Envoy.
"The United Nations General Assembly approved on Thursday the appointment of Antonio Guterres as the organization’s ninth secretary-general. After three months and six straw polls, the Security Council recommended Guterres on October 6 for the General Assembly’s final confirmation. Guterres received 13 votes in favor, 2 “no opinion,” and no red “discourage” ballots from the Security Council in the final straw poll, cementing a lead he had held since the first round."
Read the full article at The Diplomatic Envoy HERE.
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