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UNITED NATIONS DAY 2008

Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon"The United Nations must deliver results for a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. On this UN Day, I call on all partners and leaders to do their part and keep the promise."

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General

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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 (XXV). (Reference Paper 45).