United Nations Day

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Happy United Nations Day! 2016

the-worldAs the UN turns 71, we’re asking for your help to achieve the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

We’ll be sharing ideas for how you can take action, starting today with Goal 1 — end poverty.

Find out about all the Goals at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

 

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UN staff members dressed in their national costumes to celebrate UN Day ยฉ UN Photo

UN staff members dressed in their national costumes to celebrate UN Day ยฉ UN Photo

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

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