United Nations Day 2020: United Nations Day is celebrated every year annually on October 24th to mark the official establishment of the United Nations in 1945. On this day, the UN Charter was ratified by a majority of signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, and this led to the official establishment of UN. It was first celebrated in 1948.
United Nations Day 2020 Theme
The year 2020 will mark the 75th year of the UN’s existence. The theme for 2020 is ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’. To mark the 75th anniversary, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced “a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want”. Due to the pande,ic all the events will take place virtually.
United Nations Day History
The United Nations was founded immediately after the end of World War II. It succeeded in the failed League of Nations with the aim of preventing further wars. It is an intergovernmental organisation whose primary role is to maintain world peace and security.
United Nations Day Significance
It plays an important role in developing friendly relations among countries, achieve international cooperation and be a centre of coordination for nations. The UN has different organs: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat.
It also has many different specialised organisations overlooking different sectors. Some of them are: the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, Unesco, Unicef, the World Food