President Hage Geingob marked on Saturday the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations.
In a statement marking the United Nations Day, Geingob praised the world body for its role in the decolonization of Namibia, world peace, development and human security.
“Namibia is a child of international solidarity, midwifed by the United Nations. In that vein, as a country, we recognise the pivotal role this distinguished organisation played in our decolonization and transition towards independence in 1990,” Geingob said.
He said today, the UN through its specialized agencies continues to be a reliable partner in our developmental journey.
“On this special occasion of the 75th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter, I commend the UN for its efforts towards a better humanity, free from war and hunger,” Geingob said.
“As we face transnational threats, including Covid-19, Namibia will continue to champion for a stronger multilateral system as the solution to our shared challenges,” he added.
The UN Charter came into force on 24 October 1945 with the main objective of maintaining peace and security, developing relations among nations, fostering cooperation between nations in order to solve social, economic and cultural, or international humanitarian problems.