Get involved Vol 23, No. 12 - December 2019

UN turns 75 in 2020: Get ready to join the biggest-ever global conversation!

What are three things that can save the world? Why does global cooperation matter? As the UN will commemorate a milestone birthday next year, this soon-to-be 75-year-old wants to hear from YOU! What are your views on how to tackle the big challenges of our time? Start making plans to join next year’s conversation and be part of shaping our future together!

As 2019 is nearing its end, preparations are in full swing for 2020, when the United Nations turns 75. To mark this landmark occasion, the organization will kick off the biggest-ever global dialogue on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want.

“We need your opinions, your strategies, your ideas for us to be able to deliver better for the people of the world that we must serve,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said as the UN75 initiative pre-launched earlier in the fall.

Starting in January 2020, the United Nations will hold dialogues around the world and across borders, sectors and generations. The aim is to is reach the global public with a special focus on youth and those whose voices are too often marginalized or not heard in global affairs; to listen to their hopes and fears; and to learn from their experiences.

Not only does the initiative strive to spark dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face, but it also seeks to create a global vision for the year 2045, when the United Nations will celebrate its centenary.

The views and ideas captured from around the globe will be shared online and they will moreover be presented to world leaders and senior UN officials at a high-profile event during the 75th Session of the General Assembly in September 2020.

Be sure not to miss this opportunity to add your voice to this global dialogue! Find information on how to join the conversation on the UN75 website. To follow the conversation via social media, follow @JoinUN75 and the hashtag #UN75.

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