Posted October. 26, 2005 07:33,
Secretary General Kofi Annan is striking the Harmony Bell at the UN headquarters in New York at the 60th anniversary of the UN foundation on October 24. The bell was donated by NGOs including the World Harmony Fund (WHF). The UN considers October 24, 1945, when most signatories to the UN Charter finished the domestic ratification procedures, as the official day of the foundation of the UN.