Saturday, October 24, 2009

United Nations Day

"On this UN Day, we must be more united than ever" (UN Sec. General Ban Ki-moon)

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.

ESL Holidays: United Nations Day

The 24th of October is United Nations Day. It was on this day in 1945 that the U.N. was created. The day became a holiday in 1971.

Breaking News English: United Nations says rape is a war crime

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced new measures to try to end what he called the "silent war against women and girls" in the world’s war zones.

Famous People Lessons: Ban Ki-moon current U.N. Secretary General

ESL Discussions: United Nations

  • The 33rd US President Harry Truman said: "The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members." Do you think these will come one day?

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