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Recent UN News:
Two Different Speeches, One Common Thread
Two important speeches were given over the past two weeks. One captured the world’s attention at home and abroad, and the other enjoyed less fanfare, but wove together a picture of the world’s future. One was marking the beginning of a second U.S. presidential term and one was delivered by the world’s top diplomat.
A study on behalf of The United Nations Foundation was released on May 3rd, 2012, found that more than eight out of ten voters believe it is important to maintain an active role within the United Nations. It also found there was no particular bias given what political affiliation the voter represented. (The study was conducted by Hart Research Associates.) For more information refer to: Details of the Study from UNA USA
Quote from Ban Ki-moon:" As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I cannot be loyal to any one or another country or any group of countries. I have to be loyal to the people whom we serve. I have to be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Some people say that we have 193 bosses. The board members are composed of 193. It seems to be almost impossible to deal with all these people because they are all coming from different countries with different backgrounds and different interests. But I believe that they are united also and they all believe in the United Nations Charter. We are able to carry out many important and difficult challenges when the Member States are united. That’s what I’m going to ask the Member States. There is a diversity which can be fully utilized to the best purpose of the Charter." (Source)
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UNA USA and The UN Foundation - Strategic Alliance and Partnership:
The United Nations Association of the USA has a partnership with the UN Foundation. This partnership provides new momentum to strengthen and deepen American support for the UN. Working together, UNA-USA and the UN Foundation will increase public education and advocacy on the work of the UN.