73RD UN DAY OB­SERVED

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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.

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