MOSCOW, October 26. Russia considers it necessary to strengthen the Central role of the UN in combating terrorism. This is stated in the petition of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the guests and participants of the meeting on the occasion of UN Day. The appeal was read out by Deputy foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.
“I cordially greet You on the occasion of the solemn meeting, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the UN. Seven decades ago ended the Second world war and the allied countries of the anti-Hitler coalition have joined forces to lay the foundations of international relations for many years to come, – the statement reads. – Created the United Nations, to maintain peace and security on the planet. The UN Charter enshrines such basic principles of international law as the sovereign equality of States, non-interference in their internal Affairs, peaceful settlement of disputes, the right of peoples to determine their own destiny.”
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“Over the years, the UN has convincingly proved its importance and helped to avoid the horrors of new world wars, to create favorable conditions for the collapse of the colonial system, for the emergence of the current diversity of state and socio-economic development. The UN plays a key role in ensuring global security, as well as in resolving regional conflicts and crises”, – noted the President, stressing that Russia “as one of the founding States of the UN has made and continues to make a significant contribution to the Organization’s activities in all these areas”.
“We intend to strengthen the Central and coordinating role of the UN in world Affairs, especially in the field of combating terrorism as a major global threat, to support the work of the Organization for the sustainable development and promotion of inter-civilization dialogue, – the statement says. – It’s time to work together on improvement of the international situation based on the awareness of shared responsibility for the future of humanity and return to a culture of compromise. Only such an approach will contribute to finding effective responses to the challenges of the XXI century”.
The story of the creation of the UN
The UN Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco by the delegations of 50 countries, including the USSR, UK, China, USA, Ukraine and France. The document, which entered into force on 24 October of the same year, determines the structure of the world organization, as well as the basic principles of peaceful conflict resolution and response to acts of aggression, threats to peace and security. Its integral part is the Statute (Charter) of the International criminal court.
24 October is celebrated annually on United Nations Day, considered the birthday of the organization.