International Delegate’s Day
April 25th is observed annually as International Delegate’s Day. It’s a day to recognize the achievements of delegates — officials who are entrusted to represent another person or organization. In the case of this day, it’s used to celebrate the delegates who work for the United Nations.
Without their diligence on a daily basis, the whole mission of the UN would be in jeopardy. Delegates of this institution are dedicated to multilateralism, which is getting UN member states to work together towards a common goal. This is a day to celebrate all of their hard work and to encourage people to work at the UN as delegates in the future.
The History Of International Delegate’s Day
This holiday was created on April 2, 2019, by the United Nations General Assembly. The date of April 25th was chosen because that is the date when 50 delegates came together in 1945 to represent their countries.
Their goal was to create an organization that would promote peace and would institute rules that could be used in the post-World War II world to create order and prevent future wars from being started.
Approximately two months after their April 1945 meeting, the delegates would gather again to sign the United Nations Charter. This would establish the UN and allow it to take its place as an organization striving for world peace. The United Nations is not comprised of over 192 Member States and is guided by its charter.
Observing International Delegate’s Day
This day can be observed by people learning more about the United Nations and the delegates who work for it. It’s also a good day to spread the word about the work that delegates do around the world.
This can easily be done using the hashtag #InternationalDelegatesDay on social media. And for people who may actually know delegates, sending them a thank-you card for what they do is certainly a nice thing to do on International Delegates Day.