United Nations Day 2020: The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter. The five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into existence. Read on to know more about the powerful country and its worldwide significance.
75th Anniversary of United Nations Day
The United Nations officially came into existence on October 24, 1945. In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. Its purpose was to promote peace and cooperation around the world.
75th United Nations Day: Key features of the United Nations Day
- The Charter was signed on 26 June, 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries.
- Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States.
- The name “United Nations” was given by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first used in the Declaration by the United Nations of 1 January, 1942, during World War II.
- In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
- Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi releases commemorative coins of Rs 75 denomination to mark the 75th anniversary.
How United Nations Day Is Celebrated Every Year?
- To celebrate, every year the United Nations holds a concert.
- This year due to COVID-19 pandemic, the concert was pre-recorded and screened in the General Assembly Hall on Thursday, October 22.
- The concert, sponsored by the Mission of Italy, and was accompanied by classical and modern dance.
- The UN Day Concert performance was streaming live on the un.org page as well as on webtv.un.org, and the UN’s social media channels.
- British actor Sir Laurence Olivier read the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations.
Proud Moment for India on UN day 2018
In 2018, when the theme of UN day was “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence” an Indian Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan with The Refugee Orchestra Project did the UN Day concert.
High Level Event Was Organised in September 2020
To commemorate the 75 years of the United Nations, Member States held a high-level event on 21 September 2020, where they reaffirmed and recognized that our challenges are interconnected and can only be addressed through reinvigorated multilateralism.
Theme for 75th Anniversary of United Nations Day (UN day)
The concert, sponsored by the Mission of Italy under the theme “Reimagine, Rebalance, Restart: recovering together for our shared humanity“, included a performance featuring Roberto Bolle, accompanied by other world class etoiles as well as the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, all recorded at La Scala Theater in Milan.
Purpose of the United Nations
The UN was formed after World War II by 51 nations with the purpose of promoting international peace and security throughout the world. It also focuses on ending world hunger, helping ensure access to clean water, promotes human rights, disaster relief, refugee protection, anti-terrorism, and environmental sustainability, among other fundamental issues.
What Is the Role of the United Nations Today?
The main function of the United Nations is to preserve international peace and security. Any state, whether it is a member of the UN or not, may bring any dispute or situation that endangers international peace and security to the attention of the Security Council or the General Assembly.
Who Heads the United Nations?
The current Secretary-General of the UN, and the ninth occupant of the post, is Mr. António Guterres of Portugal, who took office on 1 January 2017. The UN Charter describes the Secretary-General as “chief administrative officer” of the Organization.
UN works for everyone, everywhere by:
- Preventing Conflict
- Vaccinating Children
- Protecting Refugees
- Feeding the Hungry
- Addressing the Climate Crisis
- Empowering Women
- Responding to COVID19
Europe Turns UN Blue, an Initiative by UNRIC
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Organization, the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) has launched an initiative to “Turn Europe UN Blue” with the support of Fabrizio Hochschild, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th anniversary.
For this pan-European campaign, in a continent where many of the UN’s founding members are located, more than 180 Europe’s iconic buildings (monuments, bridges, museums and other landmarks) will be lit up blue – the official colour of the United Nations – on 24 October 2020. The initiative is a symbolic effort to unite global citizens; promote the universal language of peace, sustainable development and human rights. Anyone can follow the conversation on social media using the hashtags #EuropeTurnsUNBlue and #UN75.
Only God Can Root Out All Problems
The UN and other countries are working day and night to provide peace, safety and to remove hunger from the country. But do you really think that we have got some sort of achievement in all those areas? No, we have not succeeded much. Looking at today’s time, it seems as if there is an outcry everywhere.
Fifty one nations have come together to work in one direction but are still behind from their every year’s effort. Truth is that only Supreme God can calm the earth, spread peace and remove all negative powers. Only God who created nature and man, can eradicate problems like hunger and establish peace in the world.
Prediction of Foretellers About JagatGuru Sant Rampal Ji (True Incarnation of Supreme God)
- Prediction of Mr. Vegiletin
A new civilisation based on peace and brotherhood originating from India would give rise to peace and contentment in the entire world.
- Prediction of Astrologer Cheiro
One person from India would bring a revolution of knowledge in the whole world.
- Prediction of Mr. Anderson
A religious rural Indian, preparing a constitution on the principles of one human race, one language and one flag, would give the lesson of morality, generosity, service to mankind. An Indian man from a rural family would send off the wars from the world forever.
- Prediction of Jean Dixon
A religious rural Indian, will impregnate the entire world with religion, happiness and peace for the forthcoming thousands of years.
- Prediction of Mr. Anderson
Chyren with the power of true worship would overpower all the nations.