74th United Nations Day being observed today

KATHMANDU: The 74th United Nations Day is being marked today in the member states across the globe including Nepal.

October 24 is observed as the UN day internationally. United Nations formally came into existence on this day in 1945 after the ratification of the UN Charter, the founding document of the organisation, which was backed by majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council -- China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

"United Nations Day highlights the enduring ideals of the Charter, which entered into force on this date 74 years ago. Amid stormy global seas, the Charter remains our shared moral anchor," stated UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

UN in Nepal is celebrating the founding day by organising various interactive and engaging public activities and events at Rastriya Sabha Griha in the capital today.