The United Nations was founded on a basic premise of unity and harmony among its members expressed in the concept of collective security that relies on the solidarity of its members to unite “to maintain international peace and security.
Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. The aim of International Anti-Corruption Day is to support a positive and pro-active stance against corruption.
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
The Chemical Weapons Convention is the only instrument that bans an entire category of weapons of mass destruction under strict international verification. Let's not forget the suffering of the families of victims of chemical warefare, and free the world from the horrors of weapons of mass destruction.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
The day aims to create awareness of the fact that violence against women is a human rights violation that impedes progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security, and therefore must be confronted and eliminated.
World Children's Day is meant to celebrate worldwide fraternity and understanding between children, as well as to promote the ideals and objectives of the UN Charter and the welfare of the children of the world.
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Int'l Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War & Armed Conflict
Though humanity has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the unpublicized victim of war.
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.