On October 24th, 2013; the UN System operating in Burundi,
in collaboration with the Government of Burundi through the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of External Affairs and International Cooperation, joined the World celebrating the UN Day 2013. The celebration of this remarkable day was held at CELaB within the University of Burundi. UN System Representatives and delegates, the Governement Authorities, the Academia and youth from the University of Burundi were invited to celebrate this DAY. YOWLI BURUNDI, the youth-led and youth focused NGO operating in the Academia was chosen to help orgize this event.
After the official opening ceremonies and speeches, participants were invited to visit exhibition stands of UN Agencies realizations in Burundi. Participants were afterwards invited to suggest and give views in regard of the UN Agencies work and Agenda to be developped ahead.
"This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues. We continue to show what collective action can do. We can do even more. In a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On United Nations Day, let us pledge to live up to our founding ideals and work together for peace, development and human rights. "
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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