UN Day marks the anniversary of the UN Charter’s coming into effect in 1945. The United Nations formally came into existence with the adoption of this founding document by most of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council.
Since 1948, 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day. The United Nations General Assembly proposed in 1971 that the day be celebrated as a national holiday by the Member States.
To mark UN Day, Secretary-General António Guterres has stated that a broad and inclusive global dialogue on the role of global partnership in creating the world we seek will take place next year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
The United Nations will host dialogues around the world and across continents, industries and generations, beginning in January 2020. The goal is to meet the people worldwide; to listen to their aspirations and fears; to learn about their experiences.
In 1945, the United Nations was created to foster concerted action to ensure peace, prosperity and human dignity for all. The UN75 movement aims to spark debate and action about how, amid the many obstacles we face, we can create a better future.