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After 75 years of the UN, a global outlook has never been more important 

The belief in the importance of promoting greater global understanding across countries that inspired the UN Charter remains as important and relevant today as it was then

By David Cannadine  

If humanity is successfully to tackle its most significant current challenges—from Covid-19 to climate change—this will be in no small part thanks to a document signed 75 years ago.

The United Nations Charter, which came into force on 24 October 1945, not only created the UN, but also sought to commit the world’s sovereign nations to peaceful co-operation. It is thanks to this agreement that we have institutions like the World Health Organisation, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015,…

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