United Nations Day 65th Anniversary
By: Susan Harris
Published: Oct 24, 2021
United Nations Day 65th anniversary taking place in Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, and the United States.
United Nations Day 65th anniversary celebrations. October 24 is the day that commemorates the founding of the United Nations in 1945. This year happens to be the 65th anniversay of the United States, a day full of celebrations that also come under debate.
"The United Nations is not just a product of do-gooders. It is harshly real. The day will come when men will see the UN and what it means clearly. Everything will be all right -- you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction, and see it as a drawing they made themselves," Dag Hammarskjold, Second Secretary General of the United Nations, as quoted in The London Times, June 27, 1955.
Even so, countries across the world including Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, and the United States are celebrating. These celebrations include concerts, debates about the role in modern times and state heads and other leaders issuing proclamations about the United Nations.
The traditional United Nations Day concert at the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in New York City took place on Friday, October 22, 2010. The concert featured the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra, headed by chief conductor Shinik Hahm. The program included classical music and a unique medley of traditional Korean folk music.
The United Nations is currently composed of 192 member states. Two non-member countries are presently located in Geneva as are eight intergovernmental organizations and all participate in United Nations activities. The Vatican and Taiwan don't belong to the United Nations.