July 25, 2024

United Nations Day 2023: Theme, History and Celebrations

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Last Updated on 24 October 2023 IST: Every year October 24th marks the historic day of the anniversary of the United Nations and highlights in front of the entire globe about the existence and functioning of a global organization for the past 76 years. Let us read about it in detail.

United Nations Day 2023 Key Points

  • Every year 24th October is observed as the United Nations Day.
  • Prior to the foundation of the UN, earlier this day was called World War II Allies Day.
  • Usually the day is celebrated at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations at New York.
  • This year the theme of the UN’s day is to strengthen post covid-19 structures and to recover from it in the best interest of the nation and people.
  • This day is observed in various countries for example USA, India, Kosovo, Philippines etc.
  • Speaking about development, an organisation at such a global level should examine the path from our Holy Scriptures enlightened by a Complete Saint.

United Nations Day: Introduction

United Nations Day is observed annually on 24th October. It marks the anniversary of the founding day of the UN Charter(founding document of the UN). The UN Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco but came into force on 24th October 1945 and the United Nations came to be known as an International Organisation. 

The United Nations Day is a vital international event as it is the founding day of an organisation whose primary goal is to maintain peace and security throughout the entire globe. Around 193 countries are connected to the United Nations and being the centre of coordination it helps in developing friendly relations amongst nations.

History of United Nations Day

  • The term United Nations was first initiated by President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 during the Second World War. And was used during the declaration of the United States on 1st January 1942.
  • On October 24th, the ratification of the UN Charter was done by the majority of its signatories including the permanent members of its security council and the United Nations was established.
  • At the time of its establishment there were only 51 members associated with it. And now 193 members are associated with it.
  • This day was observed for the first time on 24th October 1948.

United Nations Day 2023 Theme

The theme for this year’s United Nations Day being declared by the United Nations is “Equality, Freedom and Justice for All”. All the celebrations will be done to highlight this theme.

United Nations Day Celebrations

Every year the United Nations Day is celebrated by organising a concert at the General Assembly Hall at the headquarters of the UN at New York. The same is followed this year also and this year’s format will be a hybrid format including some live performances and some pre-recorded performances with very less audience following social distancing.

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Stand up performances will be given by Violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun along with soprano Youngok Shin at General Assembly Hall, at the UN Headquarters in New York. Along with this Soprano Youngmi Kim, the Goyang Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Yungwook Yoo and all-female K-POP band Aespa’s pre recorded video will be played during the concert. The concert will take place on 21st October at 7pm EST and is being sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 

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

Importance of United Nations Day

The importance of this day is totally related to the United Nations. Because the organisation of such a type and at such a global level is organised to maintain peace around the globe and in between nations by compromising conflicts, hence generating the importance of this day. The UN is always at front in organising international events for generating awareness about any social cause, any life threatening disease, always running after equality, etc. and always working in the best interest of the public.

Why Do We Still Face Problems?

But awareness cannot be the solution to the problem mankind is facing nowadays. It is just the first step contrary to this finding the solution and implementing it can give us results. Even after 76 years of celebrating this we are still equipped with so many issues in our society. It is because of the lack of True Spiritual Knowledge. Although we cannot deny that we have come so far on the road of development in the field of science and technology and along with that we have forgotten our Holy Scriptures being given to us by Supreme God Kabir. In the lack of its implementation we are in the middle of so many problems.

The Need to Understand Holy Scriptures From a Complete Saint

Understanding our Holy Scriptures for example Holy Geeta Ji and Holy Vedas from Hindu Mythology, Holy Quran Sharif from Muslim mythology, Holy Guru Granth Saheb Ji from Sikh mythology, Holy Bible from Christian mythology is important to eradicate the social evils from the society. Presently there are so many translations and meanings of the Holy Scriptures in every religion to give us the way of life but still, we are in the middle of so many problems because they are not being given by a Complete Saint. 

A Complete Saint is the one who can connect all these Holy Scriptures to give us a gist out of them about how to proceed in one’s life and the worship to attain the Almighty God Kabir. Presently only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is the only Complete Saint who is proving His method of worship from all the Holy Scriptures and is giving His devotees the correct way of living to be adopted to attain satisfaction and ultimate peace(salvation) as mentioned in our Holy Scriptures.

So it is high time for us to adopt this authentic method of worship by taking Naam Diksha (Initiation) from Him to get our welfare done to achieve the prime goal of our human birth. Saint Garibdas ji from Haryana says:

Manush janam paye kar, Jo nahi rate Hari Naam |

Jaise kuua jal bina, Fir banwaya kya kaam ||

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