Heartiest Greetings to Everyone on the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations Day, 24th October 2020, from its former WMO/UN Expert, Dr. Parmjit Singh Sehra!

The United Nations (UN) is an Intergovernmental Organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, and The Hague. 

The UN was established after World War-II with the aim of preventing future wars, succeeding the ineffective League of Nations. On 25 April 1945, 50 governments met in San Francisco for a conference and started drafting the UN Charter, which was adopted on 25 June 1945 and took effect on 24 October 1945, when the UN was formally borne and began its operations. 

Pursuant to the Charter, the organization's objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states, with more additions subsequently, membership is now 193, representing almost all of the world's sovereign states.

The UN's chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat Antonio Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1st January 2017. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. The UN, its officers, and its agencies have won many Nobel Peace Prizes, and the organization is believed to be an important force for peace and human development.

The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter. This anniversary comes in a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with severe economic and social impacts. But it is also a reminder that times of struggle can become an opportunity for positive change and transformation through reinvigorated multilateralism!

The United Nations (UN) earlier used to issue Laissez Passer (Identity Card) only to its employees, but when I joined it as a World Meteorological Organization, United Nations, WMO/UN Expert, in 1991 at the Department of Meteorological Services in Harare, Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia), which had just attained its independence, on deputation from its Headquarters, I was very fortunate to be issued the first UN Passport in Geneva, Switzerland at that time with full diplomatic status and immunity as long as I worked there!

Let us always live happily and let live happily even during this difficult time of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic by staying safe & healthy at home, and using mask, keeping social distancing, and maintaining proper hygrine by using sanitizers and washing hands frequently when outside and at work, as per the WHO/UN norms. 

Its (COVID-19) vaccine is expected to become available in early 2021 on which dedicated scientists are already working so hard all over the world. This difficult phase will pass by early next year and normalcy will return soon! The World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations (UN) is doing great work in this connection also.

The longest day in the life of Dr Sehra - Tribune India 
(Ph.D. Thesis Statement, Indian Express clipping, etc)

World Environment Day Today - Save Our Rivers Like Ganga ..

Atmospheric pollution - Europe PMC 

Atmospheric structure exploration over antarctica and ...
antarcticsociety.org.nz › uploads › 2017/07 › Antarctic.V6.8.1972.pdf(Indian Subscriber at Base in Enderby Land, page 292)
(Indian Scientist worked at Soviet Antarctic Station, pp.224-225))

(Former PAU Prof, ISRO, NASA/USA & WMO/UN Expert, and 1st Indian Antarctic & South Pole Explorer also to do Ph.D. on it and the Founder of the Indian Antarctic Programme, having visited and worked in all the seven continents of the world from Deep Freeze, the coldest place Vostok in Antarctica at -89.3 deg C to Furnace, the hottest place El-Zizia in Libya, Sahara Deserts at 58 deg C, with name in history and details on the internet)

Present Residential & Mailing Address:

Dr. Parmjit Singh Sehra, Ph.D., 

C/o Dr. (Mrs.) Bhupinder Sehra, MBBS, MD, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Apt. A-4, Bilga General Hospital (A Unit of CMC, Ludhiana), Village & P.O. Bilga-144036, Nurmahal Road, Tehsil Phillaur, District Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

(Pl click on this new link)

Dr. Parmjit Singh Sehra