73RD UN DAY OBSERVED
A thousand butter lamps were lit at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhoedzong to mark the 73rd United Nations Day on Wednesday.
The advisors to the interim government, UN officials and diplomats in the country took part in the butter lamp lighting ceremony.
Meanwhile, October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. The 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.
In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by member states as a public holiday. Bhutan became a member of the UN in 1971.