The United Nations was instituted on October 24, 1945 in San Francisco, California, thus turning the organisation 75 years old this year. The day is now observed as the United Nations Day. Having existed for three-fourths of a century and being two generations away from the Second World War, this international body is a persistent reminder of the many things to be done to achieve peace and security. 

The White House had once stated, ”On United Nations Day, we reflect on the progress made since, resolve to carry it forward and reaffirm our commitment to international co-operation rooted in the rights and responsibilities of nations across the globe.”

In honour of the same, we take you through a brief history of this international, co-operative body and its course of functioning in the past years.