October 24 is United Nations Day because the United Nations was officially established on October 24, 1945 when its charter was ratified. The purpose of the new organization was to maintain peace. You can learn all about the United Nations at its web site, including more about its history.
Andersen Library has many resources about the United Nations. Search HALCat for books or videos such as the memoir of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General, of Interventions: A life in war and peace (2nd-floor Browsing Books, D839.7.A56 A3 2012), No enchanted palace: The end of empire and the ideological origins of the United Nations (3rd-floor Main Collection JZ4986 .M39 2009), and Peacekeeping under fire: Culture and intervention (3rd-floor Main Collection JZ6374 .R83 2008). The catalog will also identify federal government documents related to the UN, including Reforming the United Nations: The future of U.S. policy, a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs on April 7, 2011 (2nd-floor U.S. Documents Y 4.F 76/1:112-35 or online), and U.N. climate talks and power politics: It’s not about the temperature, a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on May 25, 2011 (2nd-floor U.S. Documents Y 4.F 76/1:112-22 or online).
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Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!