Saturday, October 24, 2009

happy united nations day ~

Growing up my dream occupation, goal in life was to become the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

It was only after I realised that my dream occupations as a 7 year old, engineer or ice-skating princess, was hilariously out of touch with any of my talents or reality, that I began nurturing this dream of playing an highly important role in international affairs and working hard making this one world of ours a better place. I faintly recall even writing a letter to the then Secretary-General Pérez de Cuéllar expressing my admiration for his work and telling him about my future goals. As far as I can remember I never did get a reply.

My goals and dreams of a diplomatic career ended in my late teens when I saw the rather, to say the least, ridiculous application form for a internship at the Swedish Foreign Offices. Instead I became a lawyer. A second place decision and change of objective in life I'm far from certain was a wise one in hindsight.

Even if sadly the United Nations organization has turned into a rather over sized, bureaucratic, edentulous apparatus - there is such a thing as too many, far too many vetoes - I still believe in the, at least, once aim of the United Nations, to do just what the name states, unite the world.

I am a firm believer in international cooperation - although sadly there seem to be too many, far too many, brainless as well as heartless (a discouraging combination) adversaries with whom neither rhyme nor diplomatic reason works - and the ultimate power of the word. Spoken as well as written.

Side note, being a firm believer in international cooperation and diplomacy far from equals being a friend of the in myriads of ways monstrosity called the European Union.

The brilliant, with their brain as well as heart in the right place diplomats that endlessly fight for rhyme and reason to prevail, the ones that balance the thin line of diplomacy yet at the same time not afraid of speaking their well-articulated mind, they are my heroes. Hail to them.

Therefor on this day, October 24th, I wish every well-deserving soul a

Happy United Nations Day, may this world of ours one day be a better place for all species to live in, peacefully co-exist, respect each other and thrive ~

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy United Nations to you too Pia. Love your blog :) Please keep writing. Hugs from USA...

Titania said...

Yes, would it not be wonderful, if "alle Menschen werden Brueder"! Veto is not democracy! Happy UN Day, where there is life there is hope.

Pia K said...

thanks ever so much for that kind kind comment, anonymous from the us!! i hope your un-day was a grand one:)

that's true, titania, veto certainly isn't democracy! and just because some happen to be bigger in size/population it doesn't mean that some have a sensible view on matters or know best... hope your un-day was a good one!

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