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Weymouth Town Council to recognise United Nations Day

“United Nations Day highlights the enduring ideals of the Charter. Amid stormy global seas, the Charter remains our shared moral anchor.” – Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

Weymouth Town Council will be recognising United Nations Day on Saturday 24th October with the raising of the United Nations Flag at the Council Offices on Commercial Road.

The Mayor will also be recording a short personal presentation on behalf of the Council and the local community which will be available to view on Weymouth Town Council’s Facebook page.

The annual United Nations Service, normally held at the Council Offices with the support of the local Lions Club, will not be taking place. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic and the current restrictions on gatherings.

United Nations Day 2019 – Annual Service

Cllr Graham Winter, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, said:

“As Mayor I am proud to recognise this important day acknowledging the outstanding humanitarian work carried out by the United Nations throughout the world. The United Nations ethos and work is particularly relevant to the global community during these times and effects of this cruel pandemic.”

The United Nations was founded in 1945 to support collective action to realize peace, development, and human rights for all. United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter.