The United Nations was founded in 1945, and the anniversary of its founding is observed each year on October 24.
One of the principal mandates of the United Nations - "To achieve international cooperation in solving problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character: - remains as valid today as when those words were written in the /Charter more than a half century ago.
In September of 2000, 189 countries, including the United States, agreed on the Millennium Development Goals.
The fourth of the Millennium Development Goals focuses on the reduction of child mortality, and seeks to reduce by two-thirds the mortality rate among children under five by 2015.
The United States must continue to work with the United Nations and UN agencies in order to provide a coordinated, multilateral effort in both assessing the current problem of children's health and survival and determining the strategies and mechanisms best suited to reduce child mortality an improve children's health.
NOW THEREFORE, the City Council and Mayor, on behalf of the citizens of Ashland, hereby proclaim October 24, 2007
UNITED NATIONS DAY
and encourage the citizens of Ashland to participate in all activities related to UN Day.
Dated this 16th day of October, 2007
John Morrison, Mayor
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder