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UN Jordan commemorates UN Day, reaffirms commitment to support people, government

 

The Jordan Times

 

 
 
AMMAN — The UN Country Team (UNCT) on Thursday observed the 74th United Nations Day, reaffirming its commitment to multilateralism and global cooperation for supporting Jordan to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and respond to the protracted humanitarian crisis.
 
The UNCT, composed of 20 resident agencies, commemorated the day with 10 seminars on various development topics that are priority issues in Jordan and that the UN is supporting the country to address, according to a UN statement.  
 
These seminars fell in line with the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) which is a five-year strategic plan agreed between the government and the UN in Jordan, and Jordan Vision 2025, the statement said.
 
Speaking at the opening of the event, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan Anders Pedersen said: “As the world’s only truly universal global organisation, the United Nations is the foremost forum to address global threats. The raison d’etre of the United Nations remains as relevant today as it was 74 years ago,” according to the statement.
 
“Global cooperation is critical for Jordan. The future of Jordan will impact not only Jordanians but indirectly all peoples in the region. The pursuit of Jordan’s sustainable development to maintain peace and stability has never been more important. Global challenges require global solutions and multilateral action,” Pedersen stressed.
 
Globally and in commemoration of the UN Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced that next year’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the UN will feature a “large and inclusive global conversation” on the role of global cooperation in “building the future we want”, the statement said.
 
Starting in January 2020, he noted, the UN will hold dialogues around the world and across borders, sectors and generations. The aim is to reach the global public, to listen to their hopes and fears and to learn from their experiences. Global opinion polling and media analysis will be conducted in parallel to provide statistically representative data, read the statement.
 
In a film released to launch the UN@75 initiative, the secretary-general appealed to people everywhere to add their voices to this campaign: “We need your opinions, your strategies, your ideas for us to be able to deliver better for the people of the world that we must serve,” according to the statement
 
Through the upcoming dialogues, UN@75 aims to build a global vision for the year 2045 — the UN's centenary — to increase understanding of the threats to the future and to drive collective action to realise that vision.  Information is available at www.un.org/UN75.  
 
 

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