HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UNITED NATIONS!
24 October is UN Day! The international organisation is 71 years old. It is not perfect - but it is the sum of its parts...
- •1 current Secretary-GeneralFormer Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Ban Ki-Moon. 🇰🇷
- •1 Secretary-General designateAntonio Guterrres, former Prime Minister of Portugal 🇵🇹
- •7 previous Secretaries-GeneralsAll men.
- •15 members of the Security CouncilFive permanent members: China 🇨🇳 France 🇫🇷 Russia 🇷🇺 United Kingdom 🇬🇧 United States 🇺🇸
- •193 member states
- •"The United Nations was not created to take humanity to heaven, but to save it from hell."Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary-General, 1953-1961