United Nations Day 2021 Date, History, Significance and Current Theme

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Every Year, 24th October marks the celebration of United Nations Day. The day commodrates the establishment of intergovernmental organization, United Nations on the same day in 1945. United Nations was founded at the time of World War II with the aim of maintaining international peace, and developing friendly relations among countries. The Head-Quarter of United Nations is situated in New York City.

The United Nations has 5 main bodies – The General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat.

General Assembly:- Responsible for discussing, debating and making recommendations on matters relating to international peace and security.

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Security Council:- Primary responsibility of maintaning international peace and security.

Economic Council:- Serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the UN system.

Trusteeship Council:- Established to supervise the administration of trust territories as they transitioned from colonies to sovereign nations.

International Court of Justice:- Settling legal disputes submitted to it by states and giving advisory opinions on legal questions from UN bodies and Agencies.

UN Secretariat:- Carries out the substantive and administrative work of the UN General Assembly.

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United Nations Day 2021 Theme

Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity” is the current year’s (2021) theme of United Nations Day. The theme highlights disputes have arisen after the COVID-19 Outbreak worldwide.

History, and Significance

The “United Nations” word, first came in use on 1 January 1942 suggested by that time president Franklin D. Roosevelt, during World War II. After 3 years, on 24 October, 1945 the organization came into force. At the time of establishment, UN had 51 members, which has now made up to 193.

The first, United Nations Day was celebrated on 24 October, 1948 and in 1971 it was suggested to its Members to observe this day as a Public Holiday.

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