UN Day 2012 Celebration at the Belgian Parliament

24 Oct 2012

Belgian authorities congratulated the UN on its 67th birthday yesterday at a UN Day discussion with Belgian, UN and UNA officials, in the Belgian Federal Parliament on the theme "The United Nations and the international community facing global challenges".

Antonio Vigilante, the head of the Brussels office of the UN and the UNDP, delivered the UN Day message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, where he declared that the UN United Nations must "keep pace across the spectrum of its activities - peace, development, human rights, the rule of law, the empowerment of the world's women and youth."

Mr. Vigilante added that the United Nations was not only a venue for the meeting of diplomats and politicians but - among other things - fed 70 million people in 73 countries, helped 36 million refugees and ran 16 Peacekeeping missions on 4 continents with 120,000 peacekeepers.

Read the whole article on the website of UN in Brussels.