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'People on the Move' photo exhibition at UN headquarters being held to mark United Nations Day
The United Nations Day, October 24, is being observed by the UN agencies across the world with various events. One such event titled "People on the Move" in the form of a photo exhibition at UN headquarters to mark the observance is being held at the UN headquarters in New York.

According to the event organizers, the photos of the exhibition capture but a moment in time - over the last seven decades - of the millions that have, for one reason or another, become people on the move.

"To mark UN Day, a full set of the 'People on the Move' photo exhibition on refugees and migration will be displayed in the Visitors' Lobby of the General Assembly Building at Headquarters in New York from October to November 2018," stated the UN on its website under events sections.

It added, "While we use statistics to speak about people on the move, we must remember that each number represents a human being — a mother, father, daughter, son, grandparent — someone just like each of us."

The UN is an intergovernmental organization with the aim to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. It was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II to prevent another such war and maintain world peace.

Currently, the UN has 193 member states with its headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, and it has some other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. Its objectives include 'maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict'.

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