Press Release

The UN75 Initiative marking the UN's 75th Anniversary

11 May 2020

January 2020 marked the start of the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations and the launch of our global dialogue initiative - UN75. Within the UN75 initiative, the UN will work alongside partners to initiate dialogues within and across borders, sectors and generations about the role of global cooperation in building the future.

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The aim is to reach as many people as possible, listen to their hopes and fears, learn from their experiences and empower them to think and act globally. To facilitate this outreach, the UN has built partnerships with youth, civil society, business and media organisations and created the UN75 one-minute survey.

The United Nations was founded in 1945 to support collective action to realize peace, development and human rights for all. This UN75 initiative, announced by Secretary-General António Guterres, seeks to spark dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face.This year's commemoration of UN Day and the 75th anniversary will feature a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the 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.”

Please join the conversation:

  • Take our one-minute survey and share it widely: 
  • Check out the UN75 toolkit with guidelines on how to join, and inspire conversations and amplify voices through channels and communities for people to talk and be heard.We will be adding more information on online dialogues in the coming days;
  • Follow @JoinUN75 and #UN75  on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and add your voice to the testimonials from people who have already taken part.

The information gathered – alongside the results of global opinion polling and media analysis – will feed into a global vision for 2045, the year the UN turns 100. It is expected to increase understanding of threats to a sustainable, inclusive future for all, and drive collective action to achieve that vision.

UN entities involved in this initiative

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Goals we are supporting through this initiative