UN70: Strong UN. Better World
Manila, 23 October 2015 – ‘Strong UN. Better World.” is the global theme as the United Nations (UN) marks its 70th anniversary on 24 October 2015. The UN Philippines in collaboration with the Government of the Philippines is holding a series of activities to celebrate seven decades of partnership.
“The year 2015 is momentous for the United Nations. The development agenda for the coming 15 years has just been agreed by Member States – including the Philippines – the 2030 Agenda encapsulated in the shape of Sustainable Development Goals or the Global Goals,” UN Philippines Resident Coordinator Ola Almgren said today in his welcome remarks in a Department of Foreign Affairs and UN joint event held at the SM Mall of Asia to celebrate UN70. The event was joined by senior Government and UN officials, diplomats and dignitaries, partners and the media.