“I deeply believe we must find new and creative ways of engaging citizens in the United Nations mission, promoting the core values of human dignity, respect for human rights and international solidarity. At a time when there are more than 60 million refugees, asylumseekers and internally displaced persons worldwide as a result of conflict and persecution, tolerance, respect for diversity and solidarity with those in need are the strongest tools we have to face the challenges ahead. The UN Live Museum is an important step forward in our efforts to educate and engage.”
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
“I am pleased to authorize the museum to use the name and acronym of the United Nations in the form, “Museum for the United Nations – UN Live”. I am confident that the museum, which you unveiled to the public on United Nations Day, will engage audiences worldwide about our Organization and what we are trying to do each day to build a better world for all.
The United Nations welcomes the support that your museum will provide to our communications efforts and looks forward to working closely with the museum to that end.
Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
“The Untied Nations belongs to the people of the world. It is our collective tool for peace and progress for all, and it is our shared responsibility to put it to the best possible use. UN Live has the potential to offer a platform for all of us, particularly our youth, to connect with the United Nations and engage on the issues that matter to us. With UN Live, we can all engage and be part of the change we want to see.”
Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
“The United Nations has a proud history of seventy years of service to the world and it’s peoples. Today, the UN is as essential as ever for peace, development, human rights and democracy. I fully support the mission of UN Live to offer this historical perspective, and engage youth everywhere. The United Nations relies on the youth of the world to build a better world for all.”
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
“I very much support the laudable mission of the UN Live Museum to make UN values felt and relevant to the everyday lives of people around the world. I wish UN Live success in its role to offer people, especially youth, the opportunity to learn, share and act as part of the broader UN. This kind of engagement will make a positive difference to the world and to the UN.”
Javier Pérez de Cuellar, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
“The UN Live Museum will provide a space for the whole world to engage with the ideals of the United Nations – this space is global and networked, physical and digital, embodying the cutting-edge of innovation, design and inclusion. I believe this is especially important for young women and men, for them to be inspired by and engage with the values and goals of the UN – this is why UNESCO looks forward to supporting this initiative.”
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
“The United Nations is the greatest peace and development project of the past seventy years, and the world has undergone tremendous positive human development since its inauguration in 1945. The greatest threats to peace and prosperity relate to the challenges of economic, social, and political exclusion, in growing economic inequality, ongoing poverty, climate change, marginalisation, and lack of voice. A UN Live Museum can provide a place to strengthen global dialogue which seeks to create common ground on peace and security, human and sustainable development, and progress for current and future generations.”
Helen Clark, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme
“UN Live will engage a new generation of young people and encourage them not only to learn more about the vision and goals of the United Nations, but to see the UN’s mission of building a better world as their own – and inspire them to participate.”
Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF
“The United Nations is stronger and more effective with the support and engagement of people woldwide. That’s why UN Live is needed – to create a strong community of global citizens and involve them in making the world a better place.”
Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations
“Let me just say it loud and clear: UN Live may be the most uniquely well thought through and well organized museum project I have ever encountered in my life as an international Museum Director. Doing things in the right order, building the project from inside out is essential – and UN Live is doing exactly this! So important! And so impressive!”
Lars Nittve, Former Managing Director of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and Moderna Museet in Sweden, and Founding Managing Director of Tate Modern in UK and M+ in Hong Kong.