UN Observance: UN Day, October 24, 2015

UN70-Anniversary-Logo_EngliUN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter, and the creation of the United Nations. UN Day has been celebrated since 1948 meaning that October 24 marks the 70th Anniversary celebration of this special day!

About UN Day

The observance day is dedicated to the global efforts and achievements of the UN. The traditional UN Day Concert is performed in the iconic UN General Assembly Hall and serves as an occasion to highlight, celebrate and reflect on the work of the United Nations and its family of agencies through the universal language of music.

Go blue to celebrate the UN at 70!

UN BlueTo help celebrate the UN’s 70th anniversary, more than 200 iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks in nearly 60 countries across the globe will be lit up blue on UN Day, as part of an exciting new global campaign which helps unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.

Landmarks turning blue will include, among others: the Sydney Opera House, the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, New York’s Empire State Building, Tokyo’s SkyTree Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Diana The Huntress Fountain in Mexico, the Hermitage in Russia, Edinburgh Castle and Central Hall Westminster in the UK, and Alhambra in Spain.

climate_action_13We encourage you to visit a participating site in your city and take action by sharing your “choose blue” images using the hashtag #UN70 and #UNBlue.

For detailed information about all events, visit the UN70 Website.

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