October 24, 2014

'In Common Cause for the Common Good': Message for UN Day 24 October 2014

'The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises.  Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll.  Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven playing field...

At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable.  On United Nations Day, I call on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good.'

- Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, Message for UN Day, 24 October 2014

Read the rest of the message here

Image: Children at an orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti, 2013. UN PHOTO/Logan Abassi. Used with permission.

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