Is there a day to celebrate the United Nations?

           We all know that most of the international days we have dealt with so far are declared by the United Nations, an intergovernmental organization. Therefore, it is only befitting that we have a day to celebrate the UN itself, on October 24.

            The UN Day is celebrated on the anniversary of its entry into force in 1945 by adopting the UN Charter. The founding document was ratified by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council. The five permanent members were France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the UK and the US. The purpose of founding such an international body was to maintain international peace and security and become a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

              The UN has declared peacekeeping, security among nations, human rights, economic development and humanitarian assistance as its objectives.

              The UN has been of great help to the nations and communities in the world. As an organization that has considerable influence over nations, there is much more the organization can offer today than ever before.

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