United Nations Day

The global work of the United Nations is not without reason compared to that of a family — striving for a common goal in concert with all members for a better future.
                    — Kofi Annan.

 The United nations Charter entered into effect on Octomber 24 1945, commemorated on this day.

The United Nations General Assembly designated the Day on October 31, 1947, by resolution (168 ((II)), to be dedicated to promoting awareness of the Organisation’s aims and accomplishments and securing support for its activities.


UN Day has been marked as a public holiday by all Member States, the Assembly suggested in 1971 (resolution 2782 (XXVI)). United Nations Day provides a chance to expand on the shared agenda and reaffirm the UN Charter’s goals and ideals, which have guided us for the last 76 years.


A concert to commemorate United Nations Day is usually conducted at the Organisation’s General Assembly Hall at Headquarters in New York. As the globe slowly recovers from the Covid-19 epidemic, the 2021 Concert serves as a call to promote international collaboration in the interests of both countries and peoples in order to ensure a more peaceful and prosperous future for everybody.


This year’s United Nations Day Concert had a hybrid format, with part live and half pre-recorded performances and a small crowd that adhered to physical separation standards. The performance was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. It was held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, with the theme “Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity.” In-person performances were given by renowned violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun and vocalist Youngok Shin at the UN Headquarters in New York’s General Assembly Hall. During the occasion, pre-recorded footage of noted soprano Youngmi Kim, the Goyang Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Yungwook Yoo, and all-female K-pop band aespa were displayed.

United Nations Dat at the Dubai Expo 2020 will honour United Nations Day with a series of formal activities on October 24, 2021. 

The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO), a unique group of young musicians in the UAE and the Arab world at large, is devoted to cultivating the musical talent of young people by creating a cultural and artistic environment for young talents for audiences of all ages, will perform an exciting cultural performance at the Al Wasl Dome.


The event will occur on the Stage of Nations at Al Wasl Dome, with high-ranking UAE authorities in attendance. Amina Mohammed, the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General, will attend the celebration in person and deliver the opening comments to honour the United Nations’ 76 years of service to people and the environment.

In honour of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary, the UN will reveal a selection of pictures from the exhibit #TheWorldWeWant, which was handpicked from more than 50,000 images submitted from over 130 nations a worldwide photo contest sponsored and coordinated by mobile app Agora. Starting on Sunday, October 24, 2021, the physical exhibit will be displayed in the Opportunity Pavilion plaza, just across from the #UNHub.

Eid al-Adha – “Feast of Sacrifice”

Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,”
 signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim.

According to the Quran Ibrahim and his wife Hagar were blessed with a son after many years of praying named Ismail. In the Quran, Ibrahim has a dream in which Allah commands him to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as a sign of obedience to God. It is one of the most important holidays of Islam.

According to the tradition, it celebrates the sacrifice that Abraham was willing to make of his own son Ishmael when he was commanded to show his commitment to Allah. At Allah’s direction, According to Islamic teaching, God replaced Ishmael with a sheep before the event could take place. After Allah was convinced that Abraham would indeed sacrifice Ishmael to prove his faith.

On this day, Muslims celebrate in several ways. A large feast is the high point of the day. The name of the holiday, Eid Al-Adha, means “The Feast of the Sacrifice.” An animal is sacrificed, in much the same way that Abraham sacrificed a lamb. One-third of the meat is given to the poor, and the rest goes to the holiday feast. Children get gifts to commemorate the holiday, and special prayers are said throughout the day.

Eid Al-Adha takes place on the 10th and last day of the Hajj, the celebration of holy pilgrimage to Mecca, in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. (In 2021, this is July 20 on Western calendars.) Muslims all over the world are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to Mecca and celebrate.

Traditionally, the day is spent celebrating with family, friends and loved ones, often wearing new or best attire and giving gifts.