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United Nations Day

Each year on 24 October, the UN celebrates its anniversary.  The Day marks the entry into force of the UN Charter and the founding of the Organization.  The Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization and the Organization will celebrate its 75th anniversary on 24 October 2020. 

The United Nations is known to be a universal international organization dedicated to international security and peace; it organizes cooperation and promotes peaceful relations among nations.

The fundamental principles of the organization are the sovereign equality of states, non-intervention, and non-interference in their internal affairs, peaceful resolution of conflicts, compliance by states with international obligations, and collective participation of the organization’s members in UN operations. Ukraine was among the 51 founding members of the UN.

UN Day has been celebrated since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending that the Member States celebrate this day as a public holiday.

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