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United Nations Day 24 October 2011

Resolutions on UN Day

General Assembly resolution 2782 (XXVI)
declaring United Nations Day (24 October)
an international holiday

The General Assembly,

Conscious
of the need to enhance the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

Mindful
that in its resolution 168 (II) of 31 October 1947, the General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the coming into force of the Charter, as “United Nations Day”,

Believing
that the anniversary of the United Nations should be an occasion for Governments and peoples to reaffirm their faith in the purposes and principles of the Charter,

Declares
that 24 October, United Nations Day, shall be an international holiday and recommends that it should be observed as a public holiday by all States Members of the United Nations.


2000th plenary meeting
6 December 1971

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General Assembly resolution 168 (II)
declaring 24 October "United Nations Day"

The General Assembly,

Declares that 24 October, the anniversary of the coming into force of the Charter of the United Nations, shall henceforth be officially called “United Nations Day” and shall be devoted to making known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for the work of the United Nations;

Invites
Member Governments to cooperate with the United Nations in securing observance of this anniversary.

Hundred and first plenary meeting
31 October 1947

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