Updated: Sep 28
Today we talk about a topic that is very close to our hearts, that is the UN. The United Nations is an international organization that brings together 193 countries to work together for world peace and security, develop friendly relations and promote social progress, human rights and better living conditions. They are celebrating their 75th anniversary, at a time of great upheaval for the world, aggravated by an unprecedented global health crisis with significant economic and social impacts.
The United Nations is lighting a people's discussion to stamp its 75th commemoration in 2020: UN75. The perspectives and thoughts that are created will be introduced to world pioneers during the 75th Session of the General Assembly in September 2020 and it vows to be the biggest and farthest-arriving at worldwide discussion ever on building the future we need.
As an UN75 Official Partner, the European Sustainable Hospitality Club has offered to help spread the message of this mission and help accumulate however many reactions as would be prudent. The motivation behind the mission is to produce recharged support for multilateralism while likewise looking to settle on a worldwide dynamic and administration more comprehensive and responsible.
You can follow this Partner link: https://un75.online/partner/ESHCLUB to get to a survey that only takes a few minutes to finish. Replying it will help move universal governmental issues to improve things up.
At ESHClub we aim for a better 2020, a year of dialogue, where we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family and how we can build an optimistic future for all. You probably already know the UN for its peacekeeping, conflict management and humanitarian assistance activities, but its field of action is much broader.
“As we mark the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, it is clear that the world has high expectations of us, as the main platform for multilateralism and cooperation on a rules-based international system.”
A first contribution is to save lives:
Provides food for 90 million people in 73 countries
Vaccinates 58% of the world's children, saving 2.5 million lives every year
Promotes maternal health, saving the lives of 30 million women each year it provides assistance to over 36 million refugees and people fleeing war, famine and persecution
Mobilizes $ 12.4 billion in humanitarian aid to assist people affected by emergency situations.
It is also very active in the field of the environment:
Contributes to the fight against climate change
Leads a campaign to end the use of leaded fuel in over 100 countries
Keeps the peace
Manages the deployment of 120,000 blue helmets on 4 continents
At the level of Human rights and democracy it:
Promotes democracy and assists around 30 countries each year in conducting their elections
Protects and promotes human rights locally and through 80 treaties / declarations
Last but not least, in the past 30 years it has helped 370 million poor people in rural areas improve their standard of living, and by 2030, it aims to reduce by at least half the share of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its forms, according to national definitions.
Talking about it now is very important, due to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is a strong reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Our response will determine how quickly the world recovers, whether we meet the Sustainable Development Goals and how well we handle pressing challenges: from the climate crisis to pandemics, inequalities, new forms of violence and rapid changes in technology and our population.
And do you know why dialogue is so important, especially now? Because mistrust and ignorance are increasingly taking place globally: support for global cooperation is almost non-existent and relations between countries are severely tested. Is this pandemic driving the world apart? Global dialogue and action are now more urgent than ever.
In January 2020, the UN launched the global dialogue initiative UN75 and discussions took place in all contexts, from classrooms to boardrooms, around the world. There has been a great deal of online engagement, through virtual dialogues and social media, which are increasingly increasing in the light of Covid-19.
The ESHClub wants to contribute to this initiative, which is why we are here now to deal with that topic because your voice must be heard in this crucial moment for the world. After September, groups from around the world will discuss how best to advance the generated priorities and proposals.
Taking into consideration our area of expertise in the Hospitality and Tourism industries, we are creating a conversation around sustainability through our platforms, trying to spread the knowledge in customers and companies.
We take this as an opportunity to encourage people to take action in their lives in line with what they have heard and learned. History shows that countries and cities can shape their future development by exploiting global trends; psychological research suggests that a more positive outlook makes people more resilient in times of change. As countries begin to think about the post-COVID world, we hope the Future Possibilities report will encourage governments, businesses, and society stakeholders to think differently about development. We can create ecosystems that support the development of new business models, with an increasingly optimistic and positivity-focused perspective.
Today more than ever we must remember that even during a crisis of such catastrophic scale, no one should be left behind. Today let us remember more than ever that many can help and that it is time to demonstrate through international cooperation, industrial reconversion and new technologies, that the availability of a respirator cannot reset our humanity. People, for example, with medical conditions and the disabled have a life expectancy and must be able to be helped like any other citizen in our global community.
At this stage of our life, where the world is still in an acute phase of the pandemic, the United Nations has led the global health response, provided humanitarian assistance that has saved the lives of the most vulnerable, created rapid response tools against the socio-economic impact, defined a broad spectrum policy agenda.
"All over the world, women represent 70% of the workers who are currently on the front line to cope with the emergency, both in the health and social sectors: doctors, nurses, home assistants, cleaners and staff of the laundries, ”said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Director of UNWOMEN. "We need strategies to mitigate the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. Strategies that strengthen the resilience of women ".
Today it is essential to respond to fear and uncertainty through solidarity, transparency and the sharing of a common goal: to defeat the virus united, with dialogue and social cohesion, which represent the basis for peace and the development of peoples.
Would you join us taking the survey?