66th Anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter
The conference titled, « The United Nations in our day-to – day» was graced by the presence of Director-General of UNOG, Mr. Tokayev who addressed students and interns who comprised the majority of attendees at the event. The director commented on the lasting impact the United Nations Charter plays on current international efforts extending to conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, refugee assistance, the promotion of democracy, advancement of healthcare systems, and the employment of peacekeeping individuals. The Director General noted the important challenges and milestones the UN encountered this past year such as the reconciliation process in Lybia, the crisis in Somalia and the Horn of Africa. After recalling the integration of the new member stateSouth Sudan, Mr. Tokayev concluded that the United Nations is an organization witnessing continuous change. Moreover, he challenged the youth present to take the future in their hands by actively engaging in this change.