United Nations Day 2023

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations was created. Every year for the month of October, UNA-USA and its 200+ chapters around the country activate in their communities by hosting events centered around a certain global issue.

This year, we’re focusing on the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), along with the theme “Equality, Freedom and Justice for All”. 

As we approach the UDHR’s 75th anniversary, this webpage will continue to be updated with more details on the theme and branding assets for chapters to utilize in their planning.

UN Day 2023 Theme

The UN is the only global institution with human rights at its core. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights document is a milestone in UN history where freedom, equality and justice for all inspired, and paved the way for, the adoption of more than seventy human rights treaties, applied today on a permanent basis at global and regional levels.

The UDHR’s 75th Anniversary, UNA-USA’s theme for UN Day 2023, aims to celebrate the first universally protected fundamental human rights document. With its 30 articles, the UDHR serves as a constant reminder that human rights are universal, indivisible, and essential for a just and harmonious global community. It continues to inspire advocacy, promote accountability, and encourage the pursuit of a world where the rights and dignity of all individuals are upheld and protected.

With this theme, chapters can support the work of the UN in addressing the importance of the UDHR and celebrating its 75th anniversary.

UN Day Chapter Events

September 28, 2023:

UNA-Broward County

SDGs Leaders Awards Luncheon. Event details here.

October 12, 2023:

UNA-Central Pennsylvania

Impact of UN Around the World. Event details here.

October 14, 2023:

UNA Nashville

Panel Discussion on U.S-Japanese Alliances. Even details here.

October 15, 2023:

UNA-Long Beach

World Peace and UN Day Celebration. Event details here.

UNA-Blue Ridge Virginia

Community Meeting and UN Day Reception. Even details here.

October 17, 2023:

UNA-USA Dallas 2023

UN Day Global Leadership Awards Luncheon and Ceremony. Event details here.

October 20, 2023:

UNA-Greater Boston

UN Day Luncheon. Event details here.

October 21, 2023:

UNA-Hawai`i Island

A Conversation with the New Hawaii County Office of Sustainability, Climate, Equity & Resilience. Event details here.

UNA-Purdue University

UN Day at Purdue. Event details here. 

October 22, 2023:

UNA-Westchester County

Appreciating Peace & Promoting Non-Violence: The Role of the UN and Local Youth Movements. Event details here.

UNA-Greater Lansing

UN Day Celebration – Dignity, Freedom & Justice for All. Event details here.

UNA-San Francisco

UN Day: Keeping the Dream Alive, Leadership and Humanitarian Efforts at Home and Abroad for Immigrants. Event details here.

October 23, 2023:


UN Day 2023. Event details here.

UNA-Lehigh University

UN Day Trivia and Celebration. Event details here. 

UNA-Margate Chapter

UN Day 2023. Event details here.

UNA-The New School 

UN Day 2023. Event details here.

October 24, 2023: 

UNA-Johnson County

UNA Global Goals Ambassador on the Right to Quality Education. Event details here.

UNA-Southern Illinois

Equality, Freedom, and Justice for All. Event details here. 


Youth Interrupted. Event details here. 


The UN’s Vision For Our Society and How The Project On Government Oversight Can Help Us Achieve it. Event details here. 

UNA-Boston University

UN Day Opportunities Panel. Event details here.

UNA-University of Oklahoma

UN Day Food Tasting and Bingo. Event details here. 


Proclamation of United Nations Day in Queens. Event details here. 

October 25, 2023:

UNA-Broward County

UN Day: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Event details here.

October 26, 2023: 


History Theatre Presents the Musical “The Boy Wonder”. Event details here.

UNA-Moorpark High School

UN Day Trivia and Raffle. Event details here.

October 27, 2023:

UNA-Orange County

United Nations Day Gala Dinner Celebration. Event details here.

October 28, 2023:

UNA-Atlanta and Indian Creek Elementary School

78th Anniversary of the UN. Event details here.

October 29, 2023: 

UNA-East Bay

UNA East Bay’s 18th Annual UN Day Gala & Global Citizen Awards: Equality, Freedom & Justice”. Event details here. 

November 13, 2023:


SDG Essay Contest for Jr High and High School Students. Event details here.

November 27, 2023:

UNA-New York City

Humanitarian Awards Gala Dinner. Event details here.






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