Today, October 24, is United Nations Day, which marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter 65 years ago. Coke has a long history of saluting the UN, as evidenced by this 1965 'Flags of The United Nations' notebook that was distributed compliments of Coca-Cola bottlers. At the time, there were 117 UN member countries with the addition of the Maldives and Singapore. Around the same time, Coca-Cola was advertised in 57 languages and dialects in over 112 countries. According to our records, English was used in advertising in over 50 countries, French and Spanish in about 25, Arabic and Chinese about 10, and German in 5. The Republic of the Congo was the country where the most languages were employed in Coke advertising with six: French, Flemish, Lingala, Kiswahili, Kikongo and Tsiluba.
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