This year - on its 30th anniversary - the Day’s theme is “Peace and Democracy: Make your voice heard”.
The Preamble to the UN Charter states that the Organisation was founded to prevent and resolve international conflicts and help build a culture of peace in the world.
Peace and democracy are inextricably linked. Together, they form a partnership that promotes the well-being of all. Embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, democracy supports an environment for a host of political rights and civil liberties.
However, some member countries are not observing the Day. Israel is still terrorising the Palestinians; the American and Nato troops are still attacking the citizens of few Middle East nations plunged in civil wars; the US marines are still pursuing their dirty tactics over the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan, while insurgency in various nations is not subsiding.
Washington too is being caught in a diplomatic tug-of-war with its allies like Israel, Britain and Australia over the recognition of a free Palestinian State, having to veto whatever resolution condemning the atrocity of the Israeli regime.
And Sec-Gen Ban Kim-moon will forever (during his tenure) remain as the American puppet at the world body, without a definite authority to interfere in what the US and Allies are doing in many parts of the world.
The General Assembly only listens to the US and its veto-in-hand permanent members. The plight of famine and hunger victims in Africa is taken for granted. Even the distribution of food to the victims is being politicised by aid agencies - no thanks to the threatening remarks made by US officials that such aids should be given more to the non-Muslims.
We are seeing profoundly remarkable happenings taking place in the world. Young women and men everywhere are demonstrating the power of solidarity by reaching out and rallying together for the common goal of dignity and human rights.
This powerful force brings with it the potential to create a peaceful and democratic future. We should add it to ours but still, one question remains - are we really being heard?