Flags fly in Finland to mark United Nations Day

The United Nations charter entered into force on 24 October 1945.

Finland has over 20 flag days every year. Image: Derrick Frilund / Yle

Flags are flying in Finland on Sunday to commemorate United Nations Day.

The Charter of the United Nations came into effect on 24 October 1945 and United Nations Day has been celebrated since 1948.

The intergovernmental organisation was established to maintain international peace and security following the end of the Second World War.

Finland celebrates more than 20 flag days every year, when the state flies the national flag and encourages citizens nationwide to do the same.