As a founding member of the United Nations, the Kingdom of the Netherlands strongly believes in working together and achieving common goals. This year, as part of our “75 Years of Freedom” celebration, we celebrate a milestone for the UN, as it turns 75 on October 24. For 75 years, it has enabled states to come together and resolve their differences peacefully.

Let’s shape our future together. Let’s commemorate and take action for freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and human rights!

What is the UN? The UN serves as a global forum where countries can raise and discuss the most difficult issues, including problems of war and peace. In addition to maintaining international peace and security, the UN protects human rights, delivers humanitarian aid, promotes sustainable development and upholds international law.

This video provides a quick guide on the key components, mission and work of the UN:

To mark its 75th anniversary, the UN has launched the biggest-ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want:

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More information about “UN75” activities of the Dutch diplomatic missions in the US will follow.