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The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.
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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Intl Non-Violence Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 October 2020)” – below is their description.
Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Nuclear Weapons – Secretary-General/European Broadcasting Union – International Day of Non-Violence – COVID-19/US – Palestine – Israel-Lebanon – Migrants – Bosnia and Herzegovina/Migrants INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE Today is the International Day of Non-Violence, which is also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. In a message, the Secretary-General said that in marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, this International Day is a timely reminder to strive to uphold values that Gandhi lived by: the promotion of dignity, equal protection for all, and communities living together in peace. And on this year’s observance, the Secretary-General stressed that we have a special duty, which is to stop the fighting to focus on our common enemy – COVID-19. COVID-19/U.S. Today we issued a note to correspondents and tweeted out that the Secretary-General sends his best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a quick and complete recovery. Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=02%20October%202020United Nations YouTube Channel
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