On 24 October 1945, the United Nations was created officially, and the day is celebrated as the United Nations Day.
- In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly designated the 24 October commemoration of the United Nations Charter.
- The General Assembly is committed to communicating with all the people worldwide about the goals, achievements, and accomplishments of the United Nations to gain trust in the Organization’s work.
- The General Assembly embraced a different resolution in 1971, that declared that United Nations Day should be an international observational or international holiday.
- It also recommended that it be celebrated as a day of public holiday for United Nations member states.
- In World War II, the Allies day of unity and United Nations Day were first observed, and in the name of Franklin D.Roosevelt, president of the U.S., initiated military parades that tied the U.S. Flag Day on 14 June 1942, 6 years after the declaration by the United Nations.
- New York City observed the event as the “New York at War” parade, in London and through those of the Soviets in China and the Chinese governments.
- Before the foundation of the United Nations, during 1942-1944, the day was celebrated throughout World War II. Hence it was not directly connected to the current International Observance. Before the foundation of the United Nations, during 1942-1944, the day was celebrated throughout World War II. Hence it was not directly connected to the current International Observance.
Celebrations of United Nations Day
- The General Assembly proposed that all the member states celebrate the day as a public holiday.
- United Nations Day generally notices exhibitions, meetings, and discussions about the Organization’s goals and achievements.
- On U.N Day, some international schools are observed to show the diversity of students, and the celebration includes some cultural performances in the evening. A food fair is organized where food from all over the World is showcased.
- In 1951, on United Nations Day, the first U.N. stamp was issued in U.S. Dollars at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
- United Nations Day is officially a non-working day in the Republic Of Kosovo, as the Interim Administration Mission administers the state.
About The United Nations
- There are currently 193 member countries working together in the United Nations, from 45 member countries in 1945.
- The countries that are members of the United Nations are also members of the General Assembly.
- There is a discussion in the General Assembly for admission of new countries to the United Nations with the recommendation of the Security Council.
- The U.N. is one place in the World where all the nations gather together to discuss common problems and find solutions that benefit all humanity.
- The Secretary General of the United Nations is Antonio Guterres of Portugal, who was re-appointed in the second term pledging his priority to continue helping the World.
- The General Assembly appoints the Secretary-General on recommendation by Security Council for a 5-year period, which is renewable.
- The chief Administrative Officer of the U.N. is the Security-General. It is a symbol of the Organization that stands up for all the people in the World, especially the poor and vulnerable.
- The values defined in the United Nations Charter that the World should inherit are respect, peace, justice, human rights, tolerance, and solidarity.