UN Day October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016
Kris Kasianovitz
UN Day October 24, 2016, UN at 71, 17 Goals

"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.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals"

-Source: United Nations Day website.

Stanford's Green Library is a United Nations Depository Library. We provide access to UN collections in print, microform, and online as well as research support in the use of these materials.  Please get in touch with Kris Kasianovitz, Government Information Librarian for International Documents, if you have questions or would like to know more about the collections and services.

Want to learn more about the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

You can get started with these key resources:

Sustainable Development Agenda

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016 and Statistical Annex

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

  • Goals
  • Documents Library
  • Topics (each topic area includes decisions, documents, publications, statements, and a list of meetings and events)

UNRIC (United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe) Library Backgrounder on the SDGs (includes a list of various UN organs, commissions, and departments with a SDG component)

SDG Indicators Global Database (explore data by country or SDG Indicator)

Sustainable Development Goals Indicators from UNData Explorer

Sustainable Development Goals DataBank from the World Bank