United Nations Day

24 Oct 2013

imageMr. Ivica Dacic and Ms. Irena Vojackova-Sollorano

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.

UN Day 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.

The UN Country Team in Serbia celebrated the UN Day on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, one of the hosts of the event, said the UN was a respected partner of the Serbian government and people.

"The government works successifuly with more than 20 UN organizations and agencies on many development and political issues that are important for the whole region. Serbia will continue to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and to the formulation of the development policy for post 2015, which is something that Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic recently stressed in the General Assembly", said Mr. Dacic.

Newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Serbia Irena Vojackova -Sollorano said that the UN would work with the Serbian government to achieve the universal UN goals - peace, development and human rights for all. “Serbia had been one of the 100 countries whose people took part in a survey about determining the UN policy for global development after year 2015 and their voices became a part of million other voices collected worldwide on global challenges”, said Ms. Vojackova –Sollorano.

UN Country Team in Serbia is a family of 26 agencies and organizations helping citizens and institutions to build safe, secure and stable society on the principles of fairness and equal opportunity for all.