October 24: United Nations Day (Download PDF)

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United Nations Day is observed on October 24th universally. United Nations Day is a part of United Nations week. This day came into force on 24th October 1945 through Resolution 2782 of United Nations General Assembly.

Image of United Nations Day

Image of United Nations Day

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  • Since 1948, 24th October is celebrated as United Nations Day.
  • Part of United Nations Week and which runs from 20th to 26th October.
  • It was ratified by the original 5 permanent members of the Security Council such as:

    • China
    • France
    • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (now Russia)
    • United Kingdom
    • United States and majority of the other signatories
  • 2016 Theme is “Freedom First”.

Key Aspects:

  • Highlight the actions, which can achieve the Supportable Development Goals in this year.
  • Organized in the United Nations General Assembly Hall.
  • Dedicated to aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.
  • Celebration includes meetings, discussions, exhibits, cultural performance etc.

Importance of United Nation Charter

  • UN officially constitutes treaties and all signatory members are bound by its articles.
  • Obligations to the UN succeed over all other treaty obligations as per the Article 103 of the UN Charter.
  • Most countries of the world have now ratified the Charter.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 24, 2016

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