A UN75 Dialogue in the Great Hall of Justice: The Future We Want, The UN we Need

Various Speakers, UNU-MERIT, International Court of Justice, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

As we approach the 75th anniversary of the UN it has become apparent that we need to revisit important questions about the UN and change the way we act as a global community. The UN75 activities are forward-looking and encourage attendees to think about what the world will look like in the next 25 years, the role of the UN in achieving our visions for 2045, and what needs to be done now to achieve the targets, goals, and visions we have set for our collective futures.

The UN75 activities organized by the United Nations University – MERIT, the Chair of UN Studies, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and partners in the Netherlands emphasize the role of young people (people under 35). Each event provides a platform for young people to share and discuss their dreams, criticisms, and visions for the future of the UN. At each event, we bring together young people, policymakers, UN representatives, and stakeholders working in the field to produce statements and actions plans on how we can improve the UN going forward.  The plan is to collect young people’s thoughts about the future of the UN and to share them with the UN through the UN 75 feedback mechanism.

The event at the Peace Palace is a follow up to the online UN75 Dialogue that took place in September.  With help from some of the young people who attended the September event, the Chair will present some of the ideas and suggestions that were discussed during the event. The report we created is available online and will be shared with the UN representatives, Minister Blok, and the UN Youth representatives who attend the event.

About the speaker

Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice.

HE Stef Blok, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Venue: YouTube

Date: 24 October 2000

Time: 17:30 - 19:30  CET