24 October 2016 Current Affairs GK: The United Nations Day 2016 was observed across the world on 24 October 2016. The day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter(the founding document of UNO) in 1945.
In 2016, UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
On this day, the UN also organise a concert to celebrate and reflect on the work of the United Nations through the universal language of music. This year, Korean Traditional Music Orchestra, Lang Lang, world famous Harlem Gospel Choir, the Hungarian State Opera with performances by soprano Andrea Rost and other notable artists will be organised at the UN General Assembly Hall. In 2016, the theme of the concert isFreedom First.
United Nations Day is devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.
United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations.
In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a further resolution (United Nations Resolution 2782) declaring that United Nations Day shall be an international holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a public holiday by all United Nations member states.
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