October 24 is United Nations Day!

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On October 24, we honor United Nations Day to celebrate the original enactment of the charter of the United Nations (UN).

This intergovernmental organization was founded in 1945 with the intent of bringing governments all around the world to work together. Furthermore, it protects human rights, promotes social and economic development, and provides aid in times of famine, natural disasters, and armed conflict.

According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the “United Nations Day highlights the enduring ideals of the Charter, which entered into force on this date 74 years ago. Amid stormy global seas, the Charter remains our shared moral anchor.”

 

Celebrating United Nations Day

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The United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, 1945 /UN Photo

You can recognize the global holiday by actively partaking in cultural activities and performances with pride, exploring the wonders of other cultures, and recognizing the beauty of having diversity in our communities. Learn more about the United Nations and how you can contribute towards promoting their advocacies.

You can also commemorate the holiday with groups or organizations by organizing discussions centered around common issues, fashion shows promoting fashion around the world, or collaborating with schools to incorporate it into their academic departments. While you’re at it, why not host a Model United Nations—a simulation of the UN where individuals learn about engaging in international relations—using the MyDiplomat app.

 

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2020 and Beyond: In 2020, the UN will be celebrating its 75th anniversary featuring “a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of the global cooperation in building the future we want.”

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