75th Anniversary of UN Charter signing to be marked

The 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter will be celebrated at the Bahá’í House of Worship at Tiapapata on Friday.

The Secretary of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Tiapapata, Galumalemana Steven Percival, said invitations have been sent to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and some of his Cabinet Ministers as well as members of the diplomatic corps currently residing in Apia.

The Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Genichi Terasawa, is also expected to participate in the event by reading and singing famous Japanese poetry after the service at the Bahá’í House of Worship.

It is understood a pre-recorded video message from Simona Marinescu, the current United Nations Resident Coordinator, will also be played at the event.

Galumalemana, in an email invitation to the local media, said the Police Commissioner has been notified of the event.

“I have confirmation from the Commissioner of Police that there is no restriction on the number of people who can attend this service,” he added.

According to a press release from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Samoa Inc., the founder of the Bahá’í faith, Bahá’u’lláh said: “All human beings have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization.” 

Thus, the Bahá’í faithful believe every person, every community and every nation has been vested with an obligation to play their part in building a peaceful and prosperous global society. 

The goals and aspirations of the UN Charter, boldly reaffirmed humanity’s faith in the dignity of every human being and in the equal rights of women and men, and those of nations large and small. It further committed to international cooperation to promote the social progress of all people.

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