United Nations Day (UN Day) - 24 October

United Nations Day

UN Day, celebrated every year on 24 October,  commemorating the official creation of the United Nations on 24 October 1945. U.N. Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world with meetings, discussions and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization. 

UN Day was first celebrated on October 24, 1948. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that member states observe it as a public holiday.

The United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is the world's largest and most familiar international organization aiming to maintain international peace and security.  It was founded in 1945 replacing the League of Nations following World War II to prevent another war. Initially, it had 51 member states and membership is now 193. 
The organisation has different organs: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice and the UN Secretariat.

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