UNITED NATIONS DAY
United Nations Day, on October 24th, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force.
UN Day, celebrated every year, offers the opportunity to amplify our common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter that have guided us for the past 76 years.
The significance of United Nations Day lies in celebrating diversity. It is an official day to appreciate the diversity of cultures, religions, and languages all over the world. On this day, countries come together to spread ideas of peace and harmony among people who originate from various backgrounds.
After the end of World War I, participating countries envisioned the establishment of an organization, a "League of Nations", whose purpose would be to prevent wars, mediate diplomatic negotiations, encourage disarmament, discourage conflicts between countries, and to better the lives of people in all countries around the world.
The most important element in the foundation of cities is architecture. Additionally, one of the most crucial areas for involvement is the building and construction industry, which offers chances to both reduce environmental impact and help accomplish sustainable development goals. Planning, architecture, and design all interact with each objective in the built world. And maybe most importantly, not simply on an aspirational level or as possibility for the future, but through actual buildings, settlements, and cities around the world.
Architects may offer the fundamental concepts and suggestions for laws that will enable us to create sustainable cities and communities in the future.
Interesting facts of the United Nations that you may not know:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the first document to detail the fundamental human rights that must be protected. The declaration was proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1948. Security human rights is a key pillar of the UN’s work.
- The annual UN Peacekeeping budget is less than 0.5% of global military spending. The UN currently has more than 100,000 peacekeepers helping maintain peace in 13 operations on 3 continents.
- The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) provides food and assistance to 115.5 million people in 84 countries. Additionally, WFP is planning to develop programs that ensure a more stable food environment.
- The UN and its agencies assisted in 1.9 million safe deliveries from 2018 – 2020. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) works to make motherhood safer, among other responsibilities.
- The UN and its agencies supply vaccines all over the world. For example, as of September 2021, the UN’s partnership with Gavi had led to 5.5 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered worldwide.