24 October 1948
United Nations Day
October 24 is United Nations Day. UN Day marks the day in 1945 when the UN Charter first came into force (after ratification by all the five big powers: China, France, UK, US, and USSR). Burma became independent a little more than two years later. The first image is of Burma Army officers in the Congo in 1960. The second image is the letter from ICS U So Nyun (then ambassador in Washington) formally applying to Secretary General Trygvie Lie for Burma's membership in the United Nations. Burma from 1948-62 was a very active member of the UN and even contributed troops to UN peacekeeping operations.