Delegates are important actors in the work of the United Nations. They are busy looking for a compromise and ways to solve global issues of our time. Through multilateral diplomacy, delegates contribute to the advancement of the Organization’s principles and ideals. The delegates are representatives of the UN member states. In this capacity, they are engaged in promoting the interests of their countries and take part in meetings of the General Assembly, the Security Council and other major UN bodies.
Recognizing the role of delegates in the implementation of multilateral diplomacy, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming April 25 as the International Day of the Delegate
The resolution emphasizes the role of the delegates of the Member States of the United Nations in achieving the fundamental goals of the United Nations, in particular in maintaining international peace and security and using international mechanisms to promote the economic and social progress of all peoples and in the promotion and development of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms as stipulated in the Charter of the United Nations; and the promotion of effective multilateralism. 2021 will mark the seventy-sixth anniversary of the San Francisco Conference that resulted in the creation of the United Nations, an organization of which there are now 193 a member state and which serves as the main international forum for collective dialogue among the delegates of its member states.
Delegates from 50 countries, representing over 80% of the world’s population, gathered in San Francisco. People of all races and faiths gathered from all over the world, determined to create an organization that can keep the peace and help build a better life. On the agenda of the Conference were the proposals adopted at Dumbarton Oaks, on the basis of which the delegates were to develop a Charter acceptable to all states.
The Conference was attended by 850 delegates, and together with their advisers, the staff of delegations and the secretariat of the Conference, the total number of persons who took part in the work of the Conference reached 3,500. In addition, there were more than 2,500 representatives of the press, radio and newsreels, as well as observers from various societies and organizations. All in all, the San Francisco Conference was not only one of the most important in history, but in all likelihood the largest international gathering ever to take place.
The San Francisco conference coped with its gigantic work in exactly two months. To commemorate this milestone, and in recognition of the role of the representatives of the Governments gathered in the city of San Francisco who have agreed to accept the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly has proclaimed International Delegate’s Day.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.