Founding of the UN

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Founding of the UN

The UN was founded on October 24, 1945 in the US city of San Francisco by 51 countries at the end of World War II, with the signing of the United Nations Charter. The foundation was created with the intention of encouraging other donors to also support global health, peace and safety, women’s empowerment and poverty eradication.

When we ask ourselves, what kind of world do we want to live in? In a world of inequality, poverty, pollution or in a world with peace, prosperity, and opportunities? The choice is clear.

The United Nations is where the world comes together to advance these facts. It’s where we all have a voice to the world we want. This foundation connects people, ideas and resources to support a life-changing work. When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordi­nation: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks the UN to mobilize peacekeepers, oversee elections, and create stability. In the face of challenges such as climate change, disease or poverty, the United Nations provides the platform for international cooperation.

The United Nations Day is celebrated every year on 24 October due the fact that The United Nations officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, after the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States among others.

By Milou Tollefors

Student at CET Services