Happy (Early) Birthday United Nations

October 24 is United Nations Day. On October 24, 1945, the United Nations Charter went into effect, formally establishing the United Nations. People have celebrated the UN’s birthday since 1948, although it wasn’t until 1971 that the General Assembly recommended member states observe this date as a public holiday.

So how do people across the world celebrate the UN’s birthday? Groups have meetings, discussions and exhibits about the organization’s achievements. UN Headquarters also has its own special celebration. It holds an international concert in the General Assembly Hall, and there are often other special events that are broadcast to other cities around the world.

For more information about UN Day, including information about some UN milestones, click here. You can also go to Rohrbach Library’s catalog and do a title search for “United Nations” to learn more about the organization.

Information taken from http://www.un.org.

-CS

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