UN Charter Day

The Charter was signed 75 years ago – and its principles ring just as true today.

The United Nations (UN) Charter was signed 75 years ago on 26 June 1945. It is the constitutive instrument of the UN and it sets out the rights and obligations of the 193 Member States that are currently part of the organization.

Today, we celebrate the ideals laid out in the UN Charter 75 years ago -  which are more relevant today than ever.

  • Human Rights
  • Equality
  • Dignity and Worth of every person
  • International Law
  • Peace


"We have a timeless guide to tackle our shared challenges and fix the world’s fragilities. That guide is the United Nations Charter," said  António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.


Did you know? Namibia has been one of these Member States since 1990. On 21 March that year, when the country became independent, the UN Secretary-General administered the oath of office to Namibia’s first President, and two days later, on 23 April 1990, Namibia became the 160th Member of the United Nations.



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