Five of IENA’s exchange visitors took part in a tour of the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City in July. The participants, from Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, and New Zealand, were guests of Interexchange, who arranged the visit.
The UN is located in Manhattan, but is not governed by the US. Founded in 1945, the organization is made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter. These include:
To maintain international peace and security
To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;
To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and
To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.
The UN is a great stop for any exchange visitor in the New York City area.
Clare from Australia said “I found the tour wonderful and I will never forget my experience. I thought everyone involved did a fantastic job! Thanks for having me :)”
IENA thanks Interexchange for organizing the event!