Two young students with their climate action signs in Albert Park, Suva, during a visit by Secretary-General António Guterres to Fiji as part of a trip to spotlight the issue of climate change ahead of the Climate Action Summit.
October 2020
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Leave no one behind

2020 Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization

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In 1945, world leaders gathered in San Francisco to sign the Charter of the United Nations, which gave birth to an organization that represented new hope for a world emerging from the horrors of the Second World War. Our founders were in no doubt about the kind of world that they wished to banish to the past.

In 2020, as the United Nations celebrates 75 years since the Charter’s signing, we have an opportunity to reflect on our shared progress, as well as our common future. Our vision and values – based on equality, mutual respect and international cooperation – helped us to avoid a Third World War, which would have had catastrophic consequences for life on our planet.

We must commit to building a more inclusive and sustainable world. - António Guterres, Secretary-General

For more resources and information, visit the report's main page at https://www.un.org/annualreport/