Turin, 24 October 2016. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories the United Nations officially came into being.
Today UNICRI celebrates the anniversary by reaffirming its commitment to a just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met. We put forth our best efforts to contribute towards the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: respect for human rights and human dignity, the rule of law, justice, security and development are the pillars of UNICRI’s action. We see much more needs to be done to achieve a world free from violence and exploitation, a world in which all legal, social and economic barriers to the full realization of humankind are removed.
The best way for us to celebrate this day is to spread awareness about the violence and injustice that every day affect the lives of thousands of people and to remember the commitment taken with the UN Chart. “Today more than ever our foremost priority is to serve those who are left behind, the most vulnerable who are exposed to crime, injustice and exploitation. We need to make their voice heard so that nobody can turn down their requests for help. We must show how badly societies need to address the plight of the vulnerable in order to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity. Nobody can live free from crime and fear when injustice and discrimination are tolerated. Today we encourage people to embrace the principle of the United Nations. The UN is made for people and by people: let’s help us to make it even more relevant and strong in fulfilling the promise of a better world.” said the Director of UNICRI Cindy J. Smith.
WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED