24 Oct United Nations Day

As the world marks United Nations Day, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the men and women working for the UN to continue tackling the world’s many challenges despite growing inequalities. Guterres made clear the Organisation’s determination to implement climate action, fight for human rights and the life of peace that everyone deserves to enjoy. United Nations day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945, with the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

We are joined by:

• Nardos Bekele-Thomas is the Head of the United Nations in South Africa (in studio)

• Prof Vishwas Satgar, is a professor of International Relations at Wits University

• Faith Mabera, is a senior researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue
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