Celebrating United Nations Day
During our high school days (1965 – 69), the celebration of the United Nations (UN) Day was our one of the most awaited event every year. Celebrating the UN Day on October 24th of each year, every class in our beloved De Los Santos-Urbano Community School (DLS-UCS) prepares stage presentations commemorating the birth of the international organization founded to stop wars between countries and to provide a platform for dialogue. Our yearly UN Day celebration was a sort of get-together for the students of the different levels in our school where we show our talents in singing, dancing and drama.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945 upon ratification of the Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council; namely, France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, and by a majority of the other 46 signatories including the Philippines. Currently, there are 193 member states in the United Nations.
Yesterday, as the guardian of our only apo (grandchild), I attended her pre-school’s celebration of the UN Day. I was very happy seeing the small children garbed in costumes of the different nations world. I felt unity among nations beyond differences in race, language and culture as they sing and dance together on the stage. How I wish the leaders of UN to be like them, singing in one tune and dancing in rhythm for peace and unity of all nations.