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United Nations Day

Oct 24, 2014
There are many parts of the United Nations organization including UNICEF.
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United Nations Day is for celebrating the the formation of the United Nations in 1945. Who celebrates? All the US states do, as well as the 81 countries that are members of the United Nations. United Nations Day is always celebrated on October 24th because that's the day when the United Nations was made official.

Who Are They?

Before there was a United Nations, there was an international organization called the League of Nations. The League of Nations broke up after they were unable to prevent World War II. On January 1, 1942, in the middle of World War II, representatives from 26 nations signed the Declaration by United Nations, which was an agreement to fight together against the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy and Japan). The name United Nations was thought up by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Not long after that, there was a United Nations conference in San Francisco. Representatives from 50 countries got together and signed the United Nations Charter on October 24, 1945. Even more countries signed the charter later on.

U.S. Soldiers in World War IIU.S. Soldiers in World War IICourtesy of New York History
 

What Does It Do?

The purpose of the UN is to "preserve peace, advance justice and constitute a permanent structure for international cooperation." In other words, the United Nations acts as a world forum to help countries work together to achieve peace and human rights

The U.N. HeadquartersThe U.N. HeadquartersCourtesy of The United Nations
 

United Nations Celebrations

Some towns celebrate by holding public rallies with speakers who share what the UN has accomplished. Some towns have festivals with music and dancing. No celebration would be complete without a huge banquet with tons of food from different countries.

Have Your Say

Have you learn about the United Nations in school? Let us know!

 

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Jordan

Jordan wrote:

Today is United Nations Day!
commented: Fri Oct 24, 2014

icygal23

icygal23 wrote:

It is cool
commented: Fri Oct 25, 2013

100pigy

100pigy wrote:

i dont know about it
commented: Thu Oct 24, 2013

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