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The Library at the Institute of International Relations: UN Day - 24 Oct

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Flags of UN memberstates

UN Day Display

Reminiscent of the flags on display on 1st Avenue in New York, the Library at the Institute of International Relations has mounted a display to observe UN Day. The one dimensional display of fluttering flags recall the 51 member states that heralded the formation of the UN in 1948… the 24th October has been marked as UN Day ever since. This year, we are celebrating the ways that the UN makes a difference to people around the world – including fighting poverty and feeding hungry populations. 

Find out more about UN Day at: and visit us at the IIR Library, where an interactive display complete with fact cards invites you to take a moment, read a card and reflect on the ways in which you are making a difference to the people around you, just as the UN is making a difference to people around the world.

This UN video reveals the scope and impact of the UN's work focusing principally on peace and security, development and human rights. It highlights the UN's role as a forum for united action for the common good, and for building partnerships to address problems that know no borders, like natural disasters and climate change. []

This subject guide profiles the United Nations (UN) system of organizations and highlights relevant print and electronic resources (particularly databases), held by or subscribed to by The Alma Jordan Library (AJL), or freely-accessible. The AJL is a depository for UN material and UN databases are amongst the Library’s cadre of electronic resources. []

Happy UN Day!