United Nations Day

In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which "shall be devoted to making known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for" its work. 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. United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.

United Nations Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world with meetings, discussions and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that member states observe it as a public holiday. Several international schools throughout the world also celebrate the diversity of their student body on United Nations Day (although the event is not necessarily celebrated on 24 October). Celebrations often include a show of cultural performances in the evening and a food fair, where food is available from all over the world. In the United States, the President has issued a proclamation each year for United Nations Day since 1946. The most recent such proclamation was issued by Barack Obama. In Kosovo, United Nations Day is an official non-working day as the province is administered by the Interim Administration Mission.

What is United Nations Day?
Simply put, it is the birthday of the United Nations. On 24 October 1945, the United Nations was formally established after a majority of its founding members ratified a treaty setting up the world body. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending that the day be observed as a public holiday by Member States. Traditionally, it has been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions and exhibits on the goals and achievements of the Organization.

Why observe United Nations Day? Because it provides an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the ideals of the United Nations. Design a wall display. Volunteer time to a local charitable organization. sing national songs or simply share stories from their native countries. Sometimes. The observance of United Nations Day is affirmation of our faith in those human aspirations. If you have students from various countries in your school. Here are a few suggestions: In your school: y y y y y y y y Raise the UN flag at a school assembly. Discuss how young people can help the UN. special events are arranged.the United Nations is a living testament of hope. Watch a video about the work of the UN. at its best. our problems could be solved. involving civic leaders and media representatives. The United Nations. In your community: y y y y y Arrange a seminar. ask them to wear national costumes. What can you do to celebrate UN Day? The observance of UN Day serves as a reminder that the world is our common home and through dialogue and cooperation among all. There are many ways you can celebrate the day. enables the achievement of those highest of human aspirations. . Organize an essay contest on the role of the UN. Sometimes schools and civic groups arrange ³peace marches´ and other celebratory events. protect human rights and alleviate poverty. Clean up your neighborhood. A videotaped message of the Secretary-General is often shown by national TV stations around the world. In the words of Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In addition. perhaps a diplomat with UN background. How is the Day observed at United Nations Headquarters? Traditionally. Plant a tree. Hold a school or classroom meeting. special briefings are arranged for non-governmental organizations on UN-related topics. in every corner of the world . electronically linking the UN with cities around the world. The Day is also notable for messages issued by the UN Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly. Invite a guest speaker. UN Day is marked by an international concert at the General Assembly. Ask your city or state authority to issue a UN Proclamation or a UN stamp. Write letters from your class to local newspapers and to your lawmakers urging them greater support for the United Nations. Make a new friend. The United Nations lives in the hearts and minds of every citizen to end violence and promote tolerance. advance development and ensure equality.

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