October offers multiple opportunities to join in solidarity with people around the world to focus on human rights and the work of the United Nations. October 24, United Nations Day, marks the anniversary of the inauguration of the UN Charter in 1945. 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. October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948 and is observed as a public holiday by many member states. More information about these and other UN days of commemoration, celebration, and rededication is available at:http://www.un.org/en/events/observances/days.