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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 “US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken meets with UN Chief (29 March 2021)” – below is their description.
“The United Nations is the anchor of the multilateral system, and that multilateral system is vitally important to the United States,” the US top diplomat, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a virtual meeting with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday (29 Mar).
“When we think about virtually all the problems and challenges that are actually going to affect the lives – are affecting the lives of our citizens, whether it’s COVID-19, whether it’s climate, whether it is the disruption of emerging technologies – not a single one can be dealt with by any one country, acting alone even the United States,” said Blinken. “We need to find ways to cooperate, to coordinate, to tackle problems together. And of course, the United Nations is where countries come together to work on common challenges, and so we have a profound stake in its in its success, in engaging in the UN, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
For his part, the Secretary-General Guterres welcomed “the many initiatives the new United States administration has already taken to support multilateral responses to global challenges and to strengthen cooperation between the US and the UN,” notably re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement, re-committing to the World Health Organization re-engaging with the UN Human Rights Council.
Guterres also said cooperation between the UN and he US is “critical for our common work” and that “the commitment and contributions of the United States are essential to resolve many serious global challenges we face and starting by the COVID 19 pandemic.”
“To end the pandemic everywhere I’ve been insisting, and I strongly believe we need a global vaccination plan. And I think the United States can play a very important role on these,” said Guterres.United Nations YouTube Channel
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