Happy UN Day!

UN Photo / Oct 01, 1950 Orphans of the Korean War being taken to the Seoul Civic Orphanage by a UN Welfare Officer on the staff of the Unified Command.

It’s October 24th. That means it’s the 68th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter, otherwise known as the UN Day. Here’s a promotional video put together by the UN to mark the day.

And here’s a note from the man in charge

Everyday is UN Day here on UN Dispatch. But it is worth taking a moment to acknowledge just how much more peaceful, just humane, wealthy and healthy humanity has become since the advent of the UN 68 years ago.