Best Volunteering Activities to Celebrate UN Day!
The anniversary of the formation of the United Nations falls on the 24th of October, which is celebrated as the UN Day across the globe. The United Nations was formed in 1945, with the primary endeavor to promote international unity and diversity. Therefore, the main theme of the UN Day celebrations is global diversity in various forms. Keeping this theme in mind, here are some UN Day volunteering activities that you can participate in to celebrate the diverse cultures that thrive on our planet.
1. Organize An International Fair
Organize an international fair in your neighborhood or in your child’s school where you invite people from different ethnic backgrounds to set up food stalls, handicrafts exhibitions etc. There can be stalls that display the musical instruments and traditional costumes of different regions as well as collages about the respective cultures. You can also divide the participants into groups, each of which can then create a stall that talks about the culture of one member nation of the United Nations. This will allow the participants to learn more about a new culture and will promote the spirit of teamwork to achieve a common goal.
2. Attend Cultural Events
The occasion of UN Day is the right time to attend cultural performances in your vicinity to learn more about the many cultures of the nation and the world. A visit to an agritourism center is a great way to immerse in the rustic culture of the region and to experience the traditional ways of living while sampling the local cuisine. These venues also organize folk dance performances, puppet shows, and musical events on a regular basis which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Learning about different cultures is the first step towards developing a spirit of harmony on an international scale and these performances can be very helpful in doing the same.
3. Indulge In Global Cuisine
You can either order in ethnic foods from different parts of the world to show your support for international harmony or can even prepare international recipes at home. Preparing a dish from a different country for each course of the meal can be an entertaining and educational exercise for the adults as well as the children. Furthermore, appreciating new flavors will help to enhance the spirit of acceptance for different cultures. This will broaden your perspective regarding the cultural diversity that exists in the world and will allow you to become more respectful of the same.
These are some of the UN Day volunteering activities that will allow you to learn more about international diversity in a fun and intriguing manner. These activities promote a spirit of teamwork while being engaging enough to capture the interest of people of all ages. So don’t think that the celebrations of UN Day comprise only of mundane conferences and speeches, there are many interesting ways in which you can celebrate this occasion.
So this United Nations Day, explore and embrace different cultures and celebrate global harmony and international peace among the member nations of the organisation.