“Even the weak become strong when they are united.” – Friedrich von Schiller.
The United Nations Day falls on the 24th of October every year. The United Nations Day first started in 1945, 24th October. It is a day that celebrates the accomplishments of the UN and a day that unites people from all corners of the world, irrespective of their gender, religion, nationality or cultural background.
A couple of interesting facts around this day
- An event held for the first time at the auspicious occasion of the “United Nations Day” was at the Allies’ day of the World War II and the parades of the military launched by Franklin D.Roosevelt, who tied the flag day of the US on June 14th, approximately six months after the United Nations declaration.
- A further resolution was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1971. They declared it celebrated as the United Nations Day and observed on an international scale. It was also reported to be marked as a public holiday by the United Nations member states.
Here some fun suggestions for this United Nations Day Activities
Hosting a Speaker
Host a speaker who can share information regarding the United Nations’ work and positively impact the international community.
Play a Documentary
Play a documentary related to the United Nations day. Watching a documentary about unity and harmony can positively impact individuals and communities.
No matter how you decide to celebrate, find your favorite way to show appreciation to other cultures and diversity. Share it on social if you want the world to know about it.
We are proud and thankful to have a diverse staff here at Alvis. We could not serve all the clients we do, without all the amazing employees we have, a wonderful mix of people from all over the world.
Alvis is a nonprofit human services agency with over 50 years of experience. We believe in the power of second chances and coming together as one community to affect change. With our reentry, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, workforce development, family and children’s services, and the community, we can make a lasting 180 impact. Learn more about Alvis and how you can get involved at www.Alvis180.org.