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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly
26 Jun 2020 -  Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations - General Assembly.

"I send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”.
Those first three words of our founding Charter, adopted 75 years ago today, give the United Nations its vision and its mission.
We exist to serve people -- and we work as one for the benefit of all.
The Charter was adopted as the Second World War was in its final months and winding down.
We mark the anniversary of that milestone as global pressures are spiraling up.
The Charter brought rules and hope to a world in ruins.
It remains our touchstone for a world mired in a pandemic, torn by discrimination, endangered by climate change and scarred by poverty, inequality and war.
Agreement on the Charter closed one era and opened another (...)" - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations [Excerpt]