The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable. On United Nations Day, I call on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good. -Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon
The United Nations works across countries and territories to promote common progress, charitable, environmental and sociological concerns.
Recalling back on the history, the United Nations was known at earlier days as the League of Nations. The foundations for a League of Nations were laid in the Treaty of Versailles which was one of the treaties that formally ends World War I. The League of Nation aimed to encourage disarmament, prevent outbreaks of war, and encourage negotiations and diplomatic measures to settle international disputes and to improve the quality of life around the world. Nevertheless, the outbreak of World War II suggested that the League of Nations needed to take on a different form.
The ideas around the United Nations were developed in the last years of World War II particularly during the UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco on April 25, 1945. The UN was officially created when a UN charter was endorsed on the 24th of October that year. On this day, the United Nations (UN) came into force when the five permanent members of the Security Council approved the charter that had been drawn up that year.