United Nations & Newport Beach Rotary
In 2018, The Rotary Club of Newport Beach was specifically chartered with the purpose of creating projects designed around the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus. All projects were designed to be easily adopted by other Rotary Clubs and organizations around the globe.
The United Nations was founded on October24,1945 by 51 countries. Rotarians played an active role in the drafting of the United Nations Charter in 1945 in San Francisco. Forty-nine Rotarians were involved, including five who had been appointed by the RI President at the request of the President of the United States.Immediately after the UN Charter was signed, Rotary International implemented many projects to promote this new organization to Rotarians and to the general public. Today, there are 193-member states. AND, Rotary holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies.
During a historic summit in 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. These goals are fully aligned with the six areas of focus of Rotary International.