The World UN- Day


“After the second world war
in 1948
they founded the UN,
the United Nations
so that a crime like the mass-murder of
the Jews
could never happen again.
Now the UN is a flourishing organization
a honourable institution,
the only thing is that it doesn’t do the thing they founded it for:

prevention of mass-murder.”
Ad De Bont, Mirad, A Boy From Bosnia

October 24th 1945 was the UN chartering day.

Since 1948 this is being commemorated as the world UN Day.

1975 there was also a move to declare it a public holiday in all member countries.

What happens on the commemoration  day, is that many public places the UN-Flag is unfurled.

The UN also dedicates itself to a project like this year the theme is Global Citizen ship and youth.

How exactly this is translated on the micro-context I am clueless. The UN talks of local chapter and UN Clubs that function along the lines of UN sessions are cited in other member countries though we have no such movement in India.

Indian chapter of UN runs 27 organizations, of which WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, are part. Their work is focused in the states of Assam, Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Madhyapradesh. The action frame work for 2013-17 focuses on

  • Inclusive growth
  • Food and nutrition
  • Gender equality
  • Access to basic services
  • Good governance
  • Sustainable development.

These organizations also provide self financed internship opportunities.

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