United Nations Day

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United Nations Day

Every year 24 October is observed as the United Nations Day. On this Day in 1945 the United Nations charter came into force with the ratification of the United Nations charter by majority of the countries including the five permanent members of the UN Security council The United States, France, China, Soviet Union and the United Kingdom.

Background to the Day 

On 31st October 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to observe the day as the United Nations Day to make people aware of the aims and achievements and to gain their support further.

The first UN Day was observed in 1948.

In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. 

The United Nations came into being on 24 October 1945. India is the original founder member of the United Nations. It replaced the League of Nations which failed to prevent the First World War.

About United Nations  

United Nations member countries 193. 

Official Language of the UN: Russian, English, French, Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.

Motto of the UN: Peace, dignity and equality

On a healthy planet

Secretary General of the United Nation: António Guterres

Headquarters: New York, United States of America 

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