As the global Community marks the UN Day, there is an obvious need for greater support for the organization to enable it meet the various challenges confronting Governments and people in various parts of the World. In his statement to mark the day, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Gutierres observed that “The World’s problems transcend beyond borders and the governments and people across the World should transcend their differences to transform the future”. Through its agencies and organs, the UN continues to fight inequality, promote education for all and gender equality. The Organisation is also at the forefront of the quest for a greater world by promoting Environmental sustainability and helping to combat the negative consequences of Climate Change. The successes of the UN in these areas are indeed indication that the UN Is working for humanity and deserves continuous support.
It is particularly noteworthy that at this period In its history, the UN is at the forefront of the efforts to ensure that humanity does not drift into the future and has taken steps to help the people shape the future as envisioned and encapsulated in the UN Sustalnability Development Goals (SDGs)- Agenda 2030. As Nigeria joins the rest of the World to mark the UN Day, UNAN, a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) joins the global Community to celebrate the UN and use the medium to reinstate our commitment to continue to work towards global peace and achievement of the SDGs In Nigeria and around the World.
We also call on Government of President Mohammed Buhari to continue its impressive support to the Organisation and its various Agencies as a major player within the UN and its Agencies and a top contributing country to UN Peace keeping operations (a major tool of the Organisation for maintenance of international peace and security).
Engr. Ganiyu OWOLABI
UN Association of Nigeria
24th October, 2017