Saturday 24 October marks 75 years since the United Nations officially came into being.
Perhaps it’s apt that this momentous anniversary falls in the midst of a global pandemic – a time when we’re in need of the UN’s tenets of solidarity and multilateralism more than ever.
In an increasingly interconnected world, containing the virus, as well as dealing with the social and economic impacts yet to come, is not something one country can do alone.
“Today, the urgency for all countries to come together, to fulfil the promise of the nations united, has rarely been greater,” says the organisation.
“This anniversary comes in a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with severe economic and social impacts. But it is also a