A day to celebrate the unity of nations

A day to celebrate the unity of nations

Heritage & Traditions

By Rose Ross

Since 1947, October 24 was proclaimed as United Nations Day, with the aim of publicizing the functions and activities that this organization develops around the world.

The date was set in the context of an assembly held by the UN Security Council, and as a way to commemorate the anniversary of the United Nations Charter.

This document is an international treaty that serves as the foundation for the United Nations (UN) and that prevails over all other international treaties. In this letter the different international agreements and rights existing since the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century were gathered.

Currently 193 countries represent their states before the UN. The topics addressed in the annual meetings are related to peace and security, sustainable development, climate change, human rights, gender equality, health, education and food production, among others.

This year, which marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, a series of meetings and dialogues have started around the world on the role of international cooperation in the world we want to build. At a difficult time, marked by the epidemiological situation generated by COVID-19, the need for international cooperation and support between countries becomes even more latent.

To celebrate this day, the UN and its member countries carry out various activities to publicize the achievements and objectives of the institution. They carry out exhibitions, meetings, forums, talks and other training and educational activities.