The United Nations, as an organization, is well known to just about everyone around the world. They participate in activities ranging from assistance in times of disaster, both those coming from natural disasters and those caused by the wages of war. They offer medical assistance to those in need in these places, as well as providing clean water, food, and places to rest and recover.
The UN has been represented as both hero and villain depending on which movie or show you wind up watching. United Nations Day celebrates the foundation of this great organization, and is a great opportunity for you to learn the truth about its past, its present, and what its plans are for the future.
History of United Nations Day
In 1945 the foundational treaty of the United Nations came into effect, the United Nations is an intergovernmental organization intent on create co-operation between all the governments of the world. It’s original intent was to replace the League of Nations, and prevent another war like World War II from occurring.
All the member states of the United Nations contribute finances to its operation to help further its goals. Aside from World Peace its role has grown to include protecting human rights, promoting social and economic development, and providing aid around the world in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.
The UN also represents a series of specialized agencies that enable it to do its job in each of the areas it focuses on, groups like the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization), the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), and more each handle their own individual aspect of its operation.
United Nations Day Celebrates the original enactment of the foundational charter for the UN.
UNITED NATIONS DAY TIMELINE
The United Nations were established after the events of World War II.
October 24 is officially named United Nations Day.
A study by the RAND Corporation found the UN to be successful in two out of three peacekeeping efforts.
The UN passed its first resolution recognizing the rights of LGBT+ people.
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