16 September 2020
UN75 Dialogue- “Myanmar in UN, the future of multilateralism and the UN we need” was held through Zoom application on Tuesday.
The program was entitled One news’ Weekends with Su SuThatun and this interactive dialogue was commemorated 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations. 6 speakers including ambassadors, UN representative and UN affairs experts, officials from governmental organization and CSOs participated in the discussion.
At the dialogue, the speakers discussed and reviewed the UN’s unique role as a multilateral institution with universal membership of all the nations in the world tasks ensuring the global peace, fundamental human rights and human dignity, respect justice and obligation and promotion of social progress.
UN Residence Coordinator, Ola Almgren said “Hundreds of millions of people are still living in extreme poverty, continue conflict to misery to millions around the world for the facts, our planets is dying if we don’t act quickly to save it. The global crisis world COVID-19 pandemic is just additional global challenges and need global solution and organizations bring nations together around these. The United nations already been spoken about first and foremost made up 193 member states. Coming together at the time of creation around share experience and leading to share idea, vision and fundamental value on which organization is founded.”
Director (Retired), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KhinMaung Lynn said “People in Myanmar have always high level of admirations to the United nations and appreciate for the principles and objectives of the United nations. In Myanmar, there are 17 UN entities. Myanmar has already very good working relationship with UN.”
In the dialogue, the speakers highlighted on the UN’s role for sustainable peace and development for all and COVID-19 crisis, global cooperation and multilateralism.
Historian and Conservationist, Dr. Thant Myint-U said “We are facing on unprecedented global challenges…we see the pandemic, we see this climate change affected everywhere around the world. We require global cooperation. At the same time, we can say that the global cooperation, the global security ….Ten, fifteen. twenty years ago, people assumed that the world will be more connected. There is good thing….”
The UN was established in 1945 after World War II with the aim of maintaining international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and achieve international cooperation. Myanmar’s U Thant served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971 and he was the first person from a non-European country to hold the post.
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