Today, in 1945 the United Nations was officially formed after the failure of the League of Nations and World War Two. At its founding, 51 States signed the Charter, and now 193 States belong to the UN. Also on this day in 1949, the Keystone was laid of the United Nations Building in New York.
The UN Flag was raised at County Hall to mark United Nations Day which is celebrated internationally to inform people of the aims, goals and achievements of the UN. The Day commemorated the formation of the United Nations Organisation on October 24th 1945 when the UN Charter was ratified by all permanent members of the Security Council and more than half of the signatories.
Cornwall Council welcomed representatives from the Cornwall Branch of the United Nations Association to County Hall on Thursday, 24 October to mark the flying of the United Nations Flag. This year I was asked by the Chairman of Cornwall Council, John Wood to host this event, which I was very honoured to do so. Furthermore as Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People it was great to see so many students and MYPs attending the ceremony.