United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24 every year. It marks the official establishment of the United Nations in 1945. On this day, the UN Charter was ratified by the majority of signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, and this led to the official establishment of UN.
Though it’s not a public holiday, people come together and celebrate the day with pomp and show in various cities in different countries. National costumes, flags, speeches, slogans, and parades are organized to mark the day and promote the idea of diversity and unity.
The significance of United Nations Day lies in its celebration of diversity. It is an official day to appreciate the diversity of cultures, religions, and languages all over the world. On this day, countries come together to spread ideas of peace and harmony among people who originate from various backgrounds.
Because the United Nations are famous for their work in disaster relief, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping, and international unity, every 24 October we celebrate its anniversary as a reminder of the importance of:
- The cooperative spirit among nations
- Universal respect for justice and international law
- Human rights, fundamental freedoms