By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Reuters file photo)
This is the historic day when the United Nations officially came into being after the ratification of the Charter by the world’s biggest countries.
October 24 is observed as United Nations Day since 1948. Since it was established in 1945, therefore, this year marks the 75th anniversary of UN Day. To commemorate this milestone, Member States held a special event on September 21st where they reaffirmed their commitment to multilateralism.
This is the historic day when the United Nations officially came into being after the ratification of the Charter by the world’s biggest countries. The UN Charter is the founding document of this great non-partisan institution that has been working towards global peace and equality.
The United Nations was founded immediately after the end of World War II. It succeeded in the failed League of Nations with the aim of preventing further wars. It is an intergovernmental organisation whose primary role is to maintain world peace and security.
What is the theme of UN Day 2020?
The pandemic has emerged as a common enemy of the world today. The theme for UN Day 2020 is ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.
How Nigeria marks UN Day:
Nigeria commemorates this special day every year by raising the United Nations flag along with organizing events and delivery Presidential press release or speech to appreciate the contributions of UN to Nigeria and other sites programmes is organized by CSOs, UN clubs and student societies.