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25th October, 2023 MISCELLANEOUS

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Context: United Nations Day is celebrated annually on October 24, commemorates the founding of the United Nations.

About United Nations Day

  • United Nations Day is observed every year on October 24th to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. This year marks the 78th anniversary of the United Nations.
  • The theme for United Nations Day 2023, "The Frontlines of Climate Action," underscores the global focus on addressing climate change and aims to rally world leaders in advance of climate conferences and initiatives.
  • On October 24, 1945, the UN Charter officially entered into force, signifying the birth of the United Nations.
  • In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly announced the Charter of the United Nations as a document "devoted to making known to the people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for its work."
  • In 1971, the United Nations adopted Resolution 2782, declaring that United Nations Day should be observed internationally. The resolution even suggested that member states of the United Nations observe October 24 as a public holiday.

Must Read Articles:

UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/un-general-assembly

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL (UNSC): https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/united-nations-security-council-unsc-45-18


Q. What is the theme for United Nations Day 2023?

A) Global Peace and Security

B) Climate Change Awareness

C) The Frontlines of Climate Action

D) Sustainable Development Goals

Answer: C

Explanation: The theme for United Nations Day 2023 is "The Frontlines of Climate Action." It emphasizes the global commitment to combat climate change and serves as a call to action for world leaders as they prepare for climate conferences and initiatives. This theme recognizes the urgency of addressing environmental issues on a global scale.