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UN Day - 24 October

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UN Day - 24 October

United Nations Day is the birthday of the UN – an international organisation that strives to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Created in the aftermath of the Second World War, the UN’s founders hoped that it would help to prevent a repeat of the destruction by stabilising international relations and giving peace a more secure foundation.

Since then, the UN's role has expanded greatly. It now tackles a range of global challenges such as climate change and terrorism, which no one country can deal with alone.


Photo: The UN mission in Mali holds a memorial ceremony for nine Nigerian peacekeepers who were killed on duty, 3 October 2014 (c) UN Photo / Marco Dormino