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The entire world will be celebrating United Nations Day on Oct. 24, the day when the Charter of the United Nations came into force in 1945 .This conference is considered one of the biggest global gatherings in history, where representatives of over 80 percent of the world's population from all races, religions and continents decided to convene and establish an organization that preserves peace, and build a better world for successive generations. Almost three generations have passed on the U.N. with evolving challenges and rapidly changing realities.When the U.N. was first conceived, the world had more people living in extreme poverty than today, with almost half the population living on less than $1.9 a day, according to Bourguignon and Morrison (2002); whereas today, albeit extreme poverty remains a pressing global challenge, we live under an extreme state of inequality where 1 percent of the world's population controls the biggest share of the economy.
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