United Nations marks 75th anniversary with renewed commitment to multilateralism
21 Sep 2020 - The United Nations held a special ceremony today marking the 75th anniversary of the Organization’s founding. Convened largely virtually in order to observe safety measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the milestone was marked under the theme, 'The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism'. The commemoration offered participants the opportunity to look back on the UN’s history since its founding after the Second World War, and ahead to the challenges of the future. Member States adopted a Declaration expressing their belief that today’s challenges can only be addressed through “reinvigorated multilateralism.” They also invited the Secretary-General to report back within a year on advancing the world’s common agenda.