The world celebrates United Nations day every October 24 to honor the interstate organization promoting human rights, social progress, and world peace. But why do we really celebrate United Nations Day?
Here are a few answers to why United Nations Day is worth-celebrating. One is for us to remember the day United Nations, a worldwide organization, was built after World War II. Founding the United Nations right after the very tragic World War II meant a very important idea to be embedded in every nation – that is to achieve peace. The two olive branches, which symbolizes peace, can be seen on the UN emblem.
As of today there are 193 member countries of United Nations. The Philippines is among the 51 founding members of the organization. Its headquarters is located in New York City. Though it is within the United States of America, UN headquarters is considered an international territory.
In addition, United Nations Day in the Philippines is mostly observed in schools and government offices. Traditionally, students and employees dress up in different national costumes or traditional clothing of different nations. The United Nations staff members observe United Nations Day the same way Filipinos do.
Finally, the most important thing that we shall remember why we celebrate United Nations Day is diversity. This day reminds us about acknowledging and accepting cultural diversity whole-heartedly. Sutherland Global Services, being a multi-national, multi-cultural organization, is one with the whole world in celebrating this very significant occasion. Sutherland employs 30,000+ of different nationalities across 5 continents and 19 countries worldwide.
With all these things mentioned, United Nations Day is worth-celebrating. It is truly significant to all individuals globally. And as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says, “The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion people, and cares for the earth, our one and only home.”