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Today Zambia, as well as celebrating her independence, joins the rest of the world in celebrating the United Nations Day as it reflects on many issues that border on the socioeconomic challenges and solutions.

United Nations Day is an annual commemorative day, denoting the official creation of the United Nations on 24 October 1945. Enshrine

In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which “shall be devoted to making known to the people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for” its work.

In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a further resolution (United Nations Resolution 2782) declaring that United Nations Day shall be an international observance or international holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a public holiday by United Nations member states.

Member states have raised various issues depending on each country’s individual developmental frameworks at various fora such as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Many are the times countries that are affiliated to the United Nations seek for help and solutions to the many challenges that are faced in their governing systems.

For example, the UNGA as it is abbreviated, creates a platform for a global discourse with heads of state presenting their cases to the world and to put up cases and arguments, all meant to promote socioeconomic agendas suitable for their countries.

However, the UNGA has been described by others as a ‘talk show’ where talk overrides action, according to a few who have substantiated their claims going by how many achievements have been made in areas of climate change, socio security, Gender based violence, loan financing, among many others.

While this prestigious world stage comes with expectations and many wish lists, its ‘talk show’ title continues to be debated because according to many, African countries do not benefit as expected.

It is the expectations of many that this years celebration of this important day will seek to address some or many of the bottlenecks that have continued to stand in the way of African social, political, economic and environmental success and progress while holding a bigger view to change the whole world and make it a better place for all.

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