The United Nations Organization is one of the most influential international organizations that was established in 1945 with the aim of strengthening international peace and promoting cooperation between states. The title "United Nations" was first used in the United Nations Declaration signed on January 1, 1942.
Annually, March 2 is celebrated as the day of accession of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United Nations.
On January 29, 1992, during the session of the UN Security Council, a resolution was adopted on admission of the Republic of Tajikistan to the UN as an equal member. Finally, becoming a member of the UN on March 2, 1992, the Republic of Tajikistan laid a solid foundation for the development of its cooperation with the institutes, agencies and specialized organizations of the UN system. At present the Republic of Tajikistan actively cooperates with the UN in various fields, including ensuring universal peace and stability, combating modern threats and challenges to security, protecting the environment, sustainable development of society and water management.
For a short period of its historical membership in the UN, the Republic of Tajikistan has passed certain stages of relations with the United Nations. At the very beginning, in connection with the internal situation, the priority for Tajikistan was cooperation aimed at achieving peace and stability in the country. The first UN office - the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT) was opened in Dushanbe on February 1, 1993. The activities of UNMOT ensured the advancement of the peace process in Tajikistan, assisted in peacekeeping efforts and provided urgent humanitarian assistance. In connection with the implementation of the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord, in May 2000, on the initiative of the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan the United Nations Tajikistan Office of Peace-building (UNTOP) was established on the basis of UNMOT.
In August 2007, the UNTOP successfully completed its activities. Dozens of participants of this mission were awarded with high awards of the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Tajik model of national reconciliation, with the assistance of the UN and guarantor countries, served as an example of preventive diplomacy for countries with internal conflicts.