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United Nations Day

Updated Thursday, 22nd October 2020

To celebrate the United Nations Day (24 October), we round up some useful resources to look at the evolution of human rights, peace and international interventions.

knotted gun, UN headquarters Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Jarnogz | Dreamstime.com United Nations Headquarters UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues. We continue to show what collective action can do. We can do even more. In a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On United Nations Day, let us pledge to live up to our founding ideals and work together for peace, development and human rights.

 

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