BAKU, 24 October 2019 – The United Nations (UN) Office in Azerbaijan and ADA University have organised a special event commemorating the UN Day highlighting the human stories on how the organization transformed lives in Azerbaijan.
Bringing together some 250 participants from the government, diplomatic community, civil society, academia and mass media, the event has also launched the countdown to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, which will be celebrated in 2020.
President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hafiz Pashayev and the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Ghulam Isaczai have spoken in the opening session of the commemoration event.
The session is followed by eight presentations by people who benefitted from cooperation with the United Nations in various areas including youth, gender equality, education, women empowerment, employment, health, and others.
24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. It marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.