Justice and Peace Issues
October 24 United Nations Day
United Nations Day, 24 October, marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
As a long-time member of UNANIMA International, Holy Union Sisters, along with twenty-two other congregations of women religious have a voice at the U. N. Visit the international website of the Holy Union Sisters to learn about the latest news from UNANIMA International.
There is no other global organization with the legitimacy, convening power and normative impact of the United Nations. No other global organization gives hope to so many people for a better world and can deliver the future we want. Today, the urgency for all countries to come together, to fulfil the promise of the nations united, has rarely been greater.
UN Day, celebrated every year, offers the opportunity to amplify our common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter that have guided us for the past 77 years. Click here to learn more about the common agenda.
EVENTS to MARK UNITED NATIONS DAY
Watch the Message of Secretary General António Guterres
Secretary General’s Message 2022
The United Nations is the product of hope. The hope — and resolve — following the Second World War to move beyond global conflict to global cooperation. Today, our organization is being tested like never before. But the United Nations was made for moments like this. Now, more than ever, we need to bring to life the values and principles of the UN Charter in every corner of the world. By giving peace a chance and ending conflicts that jeopardize lives, futures, and global progress. By working to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, and rescue the Sustainable Development Goals. By safeguarding our planet, including by breaking our addiction to fossil fuels and kickstarting the renewable energy revolution. And by finally balancing the scales of opportunity and freedom for women and girls and ensure human rights for all. As we mark UN Day, let us renew our hope and conviction in what humanity can achieve when we work as one, in global solidarity. António Guterres
The UN Chamber Music Society (UNCMS) will present a virtual concert in celebration of the United Nations’ 77th Anniversary on October 24. The programme will be musically representative at the regional level, as repertoire from the various regional groups of the United Nations will be featured. Founded in 2016, the UN Chamber Music Society is dedicated to promoting the United Nations’ goals and values at large – through the universal language of music. Go to the UN Web TV on demand channel Monday, October 24th at 9 a.m. to listen. https://www.un.org/webcast/schedule/latest.html