International Delegate’s Day
25 April, 2021
On 25th April 1945, delegates from 50 countries came together for the first time in San Francisco after the devastation of the Second World War to establish an organisation that would restore world peace and impose rules on the post-war world order. International Delegate’s Day marks the anniversary of the first day of a two-month conference with 850 delegates from every world religion and continent towards establishing the United Nations (on 26th June 1945). This Day is to raise awareness of the role of the representatives and delegates of the Member States to the United Nations in representing their countries/regions, negotiating agreements and coordinating with their home countries to form alliances and compromises. Unless a politician of higher rank is present, the delegates speak and vote on behalf of their country at the UN General Assembly, and other fora, such as the UN Security Council. The delegates are appointed by their countries and thus follow the interests of the government they serve while maintaining international peace, encouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and promoting effective multilateralism.