World Humanitarian Day

August 19 is designated by the United Nations as World Humanitarian Day, a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It was observed for the first time on this date in 2009, resulting as part of the Swedish-sponsored UN General Assembly Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations.. … Continue reading World Humanitarian Day

United Nations Office at Geneva – Palais des Nations

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the second-largest of the four major office sites of the United Nations (second to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City). It is located in the Palais des Nations building constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938 at Geneva in Switzerland, and expanded in the early 1950s and late 1960s. On December 11, 1968, an agreement between the United Nations and the Swiss Postal Telephone and … Continue reading United Nations Office at Geneva – Palais des Nations

United Nations [New York] #203 (1970)

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on October 24, 1945, after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the United … Continue reading United Nations [New York] #203 (1970)