UN Day

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The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. From that time on it served as the foundation to maintain international peace and security.

The anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. It has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions and exhibits on the achievements and goals of the Organization. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that Member States observe it as a public holiday. (resolution 2782 (XXVI)). (Reference Paper No. 48).

To celebrate the anniversary of the entering into force of the United Nations Charter, GIMUN annually collaborates with the United Nations Organization to bring a conference entitled “UN Day”, giving young people the opportunity to express their visions regarding a selected topic under an underarching theme, in one of various panels lead by selected speakers who are specially invited for the occasion and specialized in the particular area of debate.