As the world begins to gradually recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, I very much hope that the United Nations Day inspires a response that fosters peace and prosperity for all. In celebration of the 76th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter this year’s theme, Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity, celebrates the rich history of the UN while looking towards a bright future.

UN Day 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.

There is no other global organization with the legitimacy, convening power and normative impact of the United Nations. Today, the urgency for all countries to come together, to fulfil the promise of the nations united, has rarely been greater.

Hymn to the United Nations

Get inspired by the 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”.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.