Press Release

UN in Jordan celebrates UN Day, reaffirms commitment to continue supporting Jordan’s development and humanitarian priorities

22 October 2022

AMMAN, 22 October 2022 – The United Nations in Jordan on Saturday observed the UN Day, reaffirming its commitment to continue strengthening development support to Jordan and providing humanitarian support and protection to people in need.

Comprised of 18 resident agencies, the United Nations in Jordan in collaboration with the Greater Amman Municipality marked the day in a public event that included an exhibition, which showcased the UN agencies work, bazaar, interactive and learning activities and theatre performance.

HRH Princess Dina Mired, the event’s Guest of Honour expressed her appreciation for the work that the UN is doing globally and in Jordan. “I would like to thank all UN staff wherever they are for their efforts, and for what they are doing here in Jordan, for being the custodian of the values of human principles and humanity.”

In his opening remarks, Dominik Bartsch, the UN Resident Coordinator ad interim in Jordan said the United Nations has a long-standing relationship with the Government and the people of Jordan. “Today, is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to continue supporting the Government, assisting the most vulnerable people, and accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

He added that soon the UN will be inking a new five-year Cooperation Framework with the Government of Jordan, which will focus on inclusion, addressing vulnerabilities and sustainability.

UN Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force. UN Day, celebrated every year, offers the opportunity to amplify the working agenda, and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter that have guided the Organization since its founding.

In a video message released to observe the day, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said: “the United Nations is the product of hope.  The hope — and resolve — following the Second World War to move beyond global conflict to global cooperation”.

“Today, our organization is being tested like never before. But the United Nations was made for moments like this. Now, more than ever, we need to bring to life the values and principles of the UN Charter in every corner of the world,” Guterres added.

 

About United Nations Day

United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter – the founding document of the UN. The UN Charter was drafted at the Conference on International Organization in San Francisco. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948 in honour of this anniversary. https://www.un.org/en/observances/un-day

For more information about the United Nations in Jordan and its work, visit UN Jordan Website: www.Jordan.un.org

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Khetam Malkawi, UN Resident Coordinator Office, khetam.malkawi@un.org

Khetam Malkawi

Khetam Malkawi

RCO
Communications Officer

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FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ILO
International Labour Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
RCO
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UN-Habitat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
UNRWA
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNV
United Nations Volunteers
WFP
World Food Programme
WHO
World Health Organization

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