Let's shape our future together
Story of the UN
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
To mark UN Day, Secretary-General António Guterres has announced that next year’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations will feature a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want.
Starting in January 2020, the United Nations will hold dialogues around the world and across borders, sectors and generations. The aim is to reach the global public; to listen to their hopes and fears; and to learn from their experiences.
The United Nations was founded in 1945 to support collective action to realize peace, development and human rights for all. The UN75 initiative seeks to spark dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face.
UN Day greetings from UN in the Caribbean - Our promise
ECLAC Port of Spain
PAHO - greetings from Dr. Wheeler Trinidad & Tobago Country Representative
UN Women Caribbean - Toni Brodber , Deputy Representative
UNHCR - Refugee Agency in T&T - staff
UN Day 2019 greetings from UNIC Team
UN Day activities in the Caribbean
On October 25 and 26, 2019, the United Nations based in Suriname is organised its inaugural SDG Gallery in the historic Fort Zeelandia in Paramaribo.
Rooted in Surinamese context, the exhibition included photo exhibitions, art, documentaries and other fun activities
UNIC and MUN Club host an exhibit
On UN Day 24 October UNIC visited the University of the West Indies, Institute of International Relations' Model UN Club to join them in observing the Day, with an exhibit that included the Centre's promonotial SDG Doors exhibit and an interactive discover the SDGs wheel that was created by the IIR's library.
UNIC also conducted a interactive discussion with visitors that included the UN Secretary-General's message on UN Day and short videos on climate change, SDGs and small island states.