Promotes awareness of and actions on important Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Issues

Roots Millennium Schools Annual Activity Calendar clearly highlights and celebrates the UN action days at our schools. Special arrangement and presentations are made during morning assemblies and the school environment is transformed into a make belief environment to support the action day through art, activity, engagement and creativity.

Millennium students are being taught that United Nations observances contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the UN Charter and promote awareness of and action on important political, social, cultural, humanitarian or human rights issues. They provide useful means for the promotion of international and national action and stimulate interest in United Nations activities and programmes. The purpose of the UN is to “preserve peace, advance justice and constitute a permanent structure for international cooperation.” In other words, the United Nations acts as a world forum to help countries work together to achieve peace and human rights.

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 193 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.

The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe. Although best known for peacekeeping, peace building, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the United Nations and its System (specialized agencies, funds and programmes) affect our lives and make the world a better place. The Organization works on a broad range of fundamental issues, from sustainable development, environment and refugees protection, disaster relief, counter terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation, to promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality and the advancement of women, governance, economic and social development and international health, clearing landmines, expanding food production, and more, in order to achieve its goals and coordinate efforts for a safer world for this and future generations.

Millennium students are being taught about the four main purposes of UN which have a long lasting impact on community;

  • To keep peace throughout the world.
  • To develop friendly relations among nations.
  • To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other’s rights and freedoms.
  • To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.

Most important realization about the UN is the fact that this organization is a human organization, it is a group of people coming together to talk. That is the UN in its simplest, most basic form. So the celebrations of UN Action Days, we keep in mind that nothing is perfect including the UN, but that doesn’t give us the right, as a global society, to not try and achieve perfection and along with it world peace.