The United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary on October 24 this year.
To celebrate the occasion, the Secretary-General of the United Nations initiated the most ambitious, unmatched global dialogue with the people of our planet.
The UN-75 global dialogue was launched on January 2 this year under the motto “Shaping Our Future Together”. This motto clearly reveals the concept and purpose of the global dialogue. The dialogue is designed to engage every person on the globe in the discussion of the role of cooperation and is a unique chance for everyone to contribute to our common future.
In calling for participation, the Secretary-General said: “No country, no community, is able to solve the complex problems of our world alone. We need to come together, not only to talk, but to listen. It is absolutely essential that you all join the conversation. We need your opinion, your strategies and your ideas for us to be able to deliver better for the people of the world that we must serve.”
To start the conversation the UN has launched a brief questionnaire focussed on three central aspects:
- What kind of future do we want to create?
- Are we on track?
- What action is needed to bridge the gap?
The UN intends to hear the views of all people this year. In a global listening exercise, with an emphasis on youth, the UN75 initiative aims to better understand expectations of international cooperation in light of pressing global challenges.
The UN calls on everyone, especially young people, to participate in an online survey at https://un75.online/. The survey is available in 56 languages, including Turkmen.
The views and ideas that are generated will be presented, by the Secretary-General, to world leaders and senior UN officials on September 21, 2020, at a high-level event to mark the 75th anniversary.
2020 is also a landmark year for Turkmenistan, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality, recognized and supported by the UN.