United Nations Day

On 24 October we celebrate the United Nations Day. It is part of the United Nations Week, which runs from 20-26 October, aiming to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.

United Nation Day 2018 LogoThe United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II with the aim of preventing another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193.

United Nations Day was established in 1948 to commemorate the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. In 1971 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a further resolution (United Nations Resolution 2782) declaring that United Nations Day shall be an international holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a public holiday by all United Nations member states.

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The United Nations Day is commemorated with meetings, discussions and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization.

Is your country a member of the United Nations? How does your country celebrate the United Nations Day? Tell us! Even if your country is not a member of the United Nations, you could still share the spirit by establishing a friendship, co-operation, or relation with people from different countries all around the world!

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