You are here: Take action this October for UN day

9 October 2017

UNA-UK has equipped its movement with resources to champion the work of the United Nations on UN day, which falls on 24 October. This marks the day on which the UN Charter entered into force in 1945.

With rising big-power tensions and leaders reverting to narrow, nationalistic policies, the UN is needed now more than ever before. UNA-UK's members and supporters across the country have been organising local events this month to celebrate the UN's aims and achievements and build support for its work.

Are you planning to hold an event to champion the organisation or call on your MP to support a coherent foreign policy programme with the UN at its heart?

Below are some suggestions for how you can make a positive difference this UN Day.  (Don't forget to tell us know how you got on!):

  1. Buy a UN Charter poster for your UN day event 
    It’s an easy way to show your community’s support for the UN and present the inspiring text of the UN Charter to your town hall or local community centre to display.
  2. Publicise your event on UNA-UK’s website 
    Do you want to maximise attendance at your UN day event? Make sure your event is up on UNA-UK’s events page so that more people know about it.
  3. Ask your MP to show support for the UN
    Here’s some guidance on how to get your MP talking about the UN – a great way to highlight support for the UN at a local level.
  4. Get in touch to fundraise for us
    Would you be willing to do a sponsored run, host a cake sale or hold a quiz night to raise money to support UNA-UK’s work? Get in touch by email on or by phone on +44 (0)207 7766 3454.
  5. Score the Government on its foreign policy
    Complete our interactive scorecard and let the Government know whether you think it’s living up to its international obligations.

Keen to attend an event? Find one near you