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United Nations Day

United Nations Day 2020, 2021 and 2022

On 24 October each year, the United Nations celebrates its own “birthday”, which took place when the UN Charter was finally officially and fully ratified on 24 October, 1945. It was an event that gave many reason to hope for world unity and avoidance of another world war as they sat in the aftermath of World War II.

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 OctSatUnited Nations Day
202124 OctSunUnited Nations Day
202224 OctMonUnited Nations Day
202324 OctTueUnited Nations Day
202424 OctThuUnited Nations Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

There are special events at the UN General Assembly Hall and Headquarters in New York City every 24 October. But are also special events at UN Information Centres scattered all across the globe on United Nations Day.

Events worldwide include special ceremonies, educational symposiums, lectures to student groups, art contests, exhibitions of films, photography, and books, and focused media campaigns on TV, radio, newspaper, and Internet. Attention will be brought to the history of the UN and its importance for promoting world peace or other noble causes.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201924 OctThuUnited Nations Day
201824 OctWedUnited Nations Day
201724 OctTueUnited Nations Day