The United Nations 70th Anniversary

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Concept Note

This year is an important watershed in world history as we mark the founding of the United Nations. Seventy years on, it is the responsibility of the United Nations and all its constituent members to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” With the world facing threats that have a global impact ─ terrorism, conflict, poverty, hunger, disease and human rights abuses ─ it is our collective responsibility to uphold and strengthen the United Nations Charter’s three pillars: peace and security; development; and human rights.

Marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations on October 23, 2015, the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, recognized the importance of the collective responsibility of nations pursue the Charter and emphasized that “no single country or organization can address today’s challenges alone … The timeless values of the UN Charter must remain our guide. Our shared duty is to ‘unite our strength’ to serve ‘we the people’.”

Both Pakistan and China have been active participants in the efforts to promote the purposes and principals of the UN Charter and have worked together at the United Nations and other organizations to promote peace and development, foster win-win cooperation and create a community of shared future. Pakistan and China both espouse and support the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, and the leaders in both countries have resolved to work for world peace, regional stability and inclusive development, as well as harmony among civilizations.

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