The world had gone through two devastating and all-consuming wars in less than 30 years of span in the first half of the 20th century. By 1945, it was clear for the war-torn and desolate nations that their joint and firm commitment was necessary to put an end to the war. For this purpose, from 25 April 1945 to 26 June 1945, more than 50 nations gathered in San Francisco, California, to lead the United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO), giving a start to the world’s largest international organization. 24 October 2020 commemorated the 75th anniversary of ratifying the Charter of the United Nations, celebrating dedicated global cooperation for building a peaceful, safe and prosperous future for all nations and promoting peace, dignity, and equality on a healthy planet.
As a major facilitator of world peace, cooperation and security, the United Nations strives for sustainable development of the economic and social lives of people while ensuring respect for universal human rights and reinforcing international law.
AEGEE-Europe unites young Europeans coming from all regions of the continent who recognize that it is their very responsibility to strive for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, and by “shaping a better Europe” they thus contribute to “achieving a better world.”
AEGEE-Europe further embraces its indisputable role to, within its capacities, contribute to the global cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union for the full realization of the SDGs by 2030. Finally, AEGEE-Europe envisions contributing to social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development and achieving better lives for youth by successfully implementing its thematic priorities.
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