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 17, 2023: UNA-USA Dallas 2023

UN Day Global Leadership Awards Luncheon and Ceremony. 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.

October 22, 2023: UNA-Westchester County

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

October 25, 2023: UNA-Broward County

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

October 26, 2023: UNA-Minnesota

History Theatre Presents the Musical “The Boy Wonder”. 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 8, 2023: UNA-New York City

Humanitarian Awards Gala Dinner. Event details here.






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