We are a world of neighbors, and our fates and futures are connected. That’s why 20 years ago today, on September 18, 1997, I announced my donation of $1 billion to support United Nations causes. I believe the UN is humanity’s greatest hope for a better planet for my grandchildren and for people everywhere. I made my gift at a time when some questioned the value of international engagement and the UN — questions that some are raising again today.
The UN is of vital importance as the only organization that represents everyone, everywhere; an agency for countries to exchange words instead of bullets and find ways to work together on the problems that affect us all.
The UN does what no country can do alone — maintains peace through its 15 peacekeeping operations across four continents, promotes dialogue among hostile groups, launches global plans to end poverty and fight climate change, supports more than 60 countries with elections, and helps more than 100 million people in crises and emergencies. It’s simple: In an interconnected world, we all have a stake in ensuring human dignity for every person.
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