United Nations Day

On October 24, 1945, the U.N. Charter came into force and begins with the legendary phrase: "We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations...".

 

This day is celebrated as the Day of the United Nations since 1948 in order to draw attention to the work of the U.N. and the current issues of the organization’s agenda.

 

U.N. is not only a venue for diplomatic receptions and official meetings. Thus U.N. peacekeepers are engaged in the disarmament of the warring parties, health care providers are delivering medicines, human rights experts assist in the delivering of justice, etc.

 

In carrying out this global mission they have the support of the whole world. No leader, country or institution is able to do what United Nations staff members had accomplished. They are worthy of the ideals of the United Nations Charter and reaffirm their commitment to build a "better world for all".