The day was declared in 1947 by the United Nations General Assembly.
United Nations Day is devoted to educating people about the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.
The founding of the United Nations was a solemn pledge to the world’s people to end assaults on human dignity, and lead the way to a better future.
The UN has said that there have been painful setbacks, and there is much work ahead to realize the Charter’s vision.
However it stated that there have been many achievements.
The organisation added that at this critical moment, a commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable is needed.
Today the UN called on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good.