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Published on October 22, 2010

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Slide 1: http://acrpr.net/msenglish/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/UN_Day.jpg UNITED NATIONS DAY October 24 Slide 2: The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_I1BBN4GjKb4/Rr7emzzWUyI/AAAAAAAAAj4/3BzpN87hJaI/s320/One-World-Extremists-Anti-United-Nations-Libertarian.be.JPG Slide 3: On 24th October 1945, the United Nations was formally established after being ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council—the Republic of China, France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom, and the United States—and a majority of the other signatories. Since then it is celebrated as the birthday of the United Nations. HAPPY UNITED NATIONS DAY Slide 4: http://www.unescap.org/unis/common/images/press/un-day.jpg United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of the world, the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. Slide 5: United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20th to 26th October. Today 192 countries are the members of the United Nations. History : History The United Nations officially came into existence on 24th October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified a treaty setting up the world body. The anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on 24th October 1945 is being celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a further resolution (United Nations Resolution 2782) declaring that United Nations Day shall be an international holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a public holiday by all United Nations member states. Slide 7: United Nations Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world with meetings, discussions and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization. http://www.unescap.org/unis/press/2008/sep/peace_day/IMG_1323.jpg How is the Day observed at United Nations Headquarters? : How is the Day observed at United Nations Headquarters? Traditionally, UN Day is marked by an international concert at the General Assembly. Sometimes, special events are arranged, electronically linking the UN with cities around the world. The Day is also notable for messages issued by the UN Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly. A video taped message of the Secretary-General is often shown by national TV stations around the world. In addition, special briefings are arranged for non-governmental organizations on UN-related topics. Sometimes schools and civic groups arrange “peace marches” and other celebratory events. The Role of the United Nations : The Role of the United Nations Ensure all Member States of the United Nations, the right to equal participation in international affairs. Reduces death, disease and disability among people affected by crisis, emergencies and disasters; supports recovery and development. The rights and interests of the developing countries should be safeguarded. Protects the reproductive health of communities in crisis and provides census and data collection capabilities. On the ground in almost every developing country - coordinates rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts at the national level. The Role of the UN in the World : The Role of the UN in the World What can you do to celebrate UN Day? : What can you do to celebrate UN Day? The observance of UN Day serves as a reminder that the world is our common home and through dialogue and cooperation among all, our problems could be solved. There are many ways you can celebrate the day. Here are a few suggestions: http://www.theosophy.ph/images/unday.jpg In your school: : In your school: Raise the UN flag at a school assembly. Hold a school or classroom meeting. Discuss how young people can help the UN. Write letters from your class to local newspapers and to your lawmakers urging them greater support for the United Nations. In your community: : In your community: Arrange a seminar, involving civic leaders and media representatives. Ask your city or state authority to issue a UN Proclamation or a UN stamp. Clean up your neighborhood. Volunteer time to a local charitable organization. Make a new friend. Plant a tree. Slide 14: Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the United Nations which aims to inspire action on critical environmental issues. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3527/3286388190_91d150a4d2.jpg Slide 15: United Nations Day is a global observance and not a public holiday. Slide 16: Happy United Nations Day References- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_of_the_United_Nations http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/2009/background.shtml

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