UN Day 2021: Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity
24 October 2021
Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity
United Nations Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force. 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 76 years. As the world begins gradually to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 UN Day celebrations in Thailand and globally represent a call to strengthen international cooperation in the interest of both nations and peoples, for a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.
Tune in on Twitter @UNThailand and @UNESCAP for our special coverage of the Asia-Pacific celebration of the United Nations Day 2021, which will take place on Monday, 25 October 2021, from 10.00 – 11.00 AM (Bangkok time).
How it all started?
In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by a majority of signatories. Watch history in the making with this footage from the UN archives!
Hymn to the United Nations
Get inspired by this revived W.H. Auden’s Hymn to the United Nations. "Let music for peace Be the paradigm, For peace means to change At the right time, As the World-Clock, Goes Tick and Tock. So may the story Of our human city Presently move Like music, when Begotten notes New notes beget, Making the flowing Of time a growing".
CAMPAIGNS: How can I join UN Day?
Here are 4 campaigns to support UN Day.
ーKeeping the Promise of the #GlobalGoals
Make a promise to help achieve a better world for all. To take part, choose the promise inspired by the #GlobalGoals in the form of a frame. After selecting the promise you want to keep, you can add your photo and share the image on your social accounts, inspiring others to do the same.
Racism, discrimination and xenophobia harm all of society and take many forms and impact all aspects of life, and the global fight to end racism and all forms of related discrimination is everyone’s moral duty. The UN's #FightRacism campaign is helping to inspire people to take action to spread compassion, tolerance and acceptance.
Join #ActNow - the United Nations campaign for individual action on climate change and sustainability. Every one of us can help limit global warming and take care of our planet. By making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we can be part of the solution and influence change.
View the exhibit #TheWorldWeWant, a special collection of 75 photos, curated from more than 50,000 images crowdsourced from over 130 countries. It is a creative response to the Secretary-General’s call to hear directly from the people of the world about their hopes and dreams for the future.