11th October 2018 by

United Nations Day Celebrations October 24th

United Nations Day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter. This foundational document was ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council—France, The Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the UK and the US—and then by the majority of the 46 other signatories on the 24th of October 1945. The United Nations day celebration first occurred in 1948, and has been utilised as a means for remembering the historic founding of the United Nations worldwide ever since.

To commemorate United Nations day the University of Birmingham Cultural Calendar Team have organised events and stands both on and off campus for students and staff at the University to partake in. These include:

  • A flag raising and Lord Mayor Reception at the Birmingham Council House
  • Pop up stands across campus with information about UN, our events on the day, and VR experiences. These will be located in University House and the  Arts Reception area between 10:00-13:00.
  • Film screening of ‘He Named Me Malala’ in Birmingham Law School LT1 (13:00-15:00).

If you are interested in attending the film screening of ‘He Named Me Malala’ please sign up, and show your interest, using the following link: https://form.jotformeu.com/82822363165356

We look forward to celebrating UN Day with you, and hope you can take the time to commemorate this date of global historical and cultural significance with us.

The Cultural Calendar Project Team.

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