Devon County Council will be raising the UN flag at County Hall, Exeter, on Friday October 22, in celebration of United Nations Day.
The chairman of the council, Cllr Christine Marsh will raise the flag in front of invited guests including Noel Harrower, Exeter and District Branch chairman of the United Nations Association, and the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Marcel Choules.
United Nations Day, on Sunday October 24, celebrates the birth of the United Nations in 1945 following the end of the Second World War.
It marks the day that the United Nations Charter was finally voted in to force after its conception earlier in the year. The Charter was ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council; France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the USA.
It became known as United Nations Day in 1948 and is a day that celebrates and reflects on the good work of the UN.
The United Nations helps to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote better living standards and human rights.
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