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Thursday, 22 October 2015

United Nations Day 2015, October 24.

день Организация Объединенных Наций, 24 октября.
United Nations Day, October 24. 
 Día de las Naciones Unidas, 24 de octubre.
联合国日, 10月24日.
Journée des Nations Unies, 24 Octobre.
 يوم الأمم المتحدة، 24 أكتوبر

National flags are a mark of pride and patriotism in every country around the world.  But there is only one flag that belongs to all of us. That blue flag of the United Nations was a banner of hope for me growing up in wartime Korea.
Seven decades after its founding, the United Nations remains a beacon for all humanity.
Every day, the United Nations feeds the hungry and shelters those driven from their homes.
The United Nations vaccinates children who would otherwise die from preventable diseases.
The United Nations defends human rights for all, regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender or sexual orientation.
Our peacekeepers are on the frontlines of conflict; our mediators bring warriors to the peace table; our relief workers brave treacherous environments to deliver life-saving assistance.The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion people, and cares for the earth, our one and only home.
And it is the diverse and talented staff of the United Nations who help bring the Charter to life.
The 70th anniversary is a moment to recognize their dedication – and to honour the many who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
The world faces many crises, and the limits of collective international action are painfully clear.  Yet no single country or organization can address today’s challenges alone.
The timeless values of the UN Charter must remain our guide.  Our shared duty is to “unite our strength” to serve “we the peoples”.
To mark this anniversary, monuments and buildings across the world are being illuminated in UN blue.  As we shine a light on this milestone anniversary, let us reaffirm our commitment to a better and brighter future for all.

Ban Ki-moon

Others Messages on the Seventy Anniversary of the United Nations.

  United Nations 70th Anniversary Messages : Achim Steiner - Facing new Challenges, UNEP

  United Nations 70th Anniversary Messages : Margaret Chan - Uplifting values, World Health Organization (WHO)



EVENTS :  70th Anniversary United Nations Day Concert

Press Release pdficon
Date: Friday, 23 October 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Location: General Assembly Hall, New York Headquarters

The proclamation of 24 October as United Nations Day is an acknowledgment of the global efforts and achievements of the Organization since its creation in 1945. The observance 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.
A concert will take place in the General Assembly featuring the Korean Broadcasting System Traditional Music Orchestra. Special Guests will include United Nations Messenger of Pace Lang Lang, K-pop duo Davichi, Gayageum Master Kim Hae-sook and the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir.
The concert is organized by the Department of Public Information in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations and the Korean Broadcasting System.
Head for Communications and Public Information, Ms. Cristina Gallach will deliver a speech, followed by the Secretary-General,Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the President of the 70th session of the General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft.
KBS anchor, Ms. Yoon Su-young, and the Director of the Department of Public Information Outreach Division, Mr. Maher Nasser, will introduce musicians.
As a backdrop to the event, the United Nations General Assembly Hall and Secretariat Building will be awash in blue, as part of the “Turn the World UN Blue” campaign. Almost 200 iconic buildings across the globe will participate in the campaign, organized to unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.

The United Nations 70th Anniversary Special Edition

FORUM : United Nations Day - 24 October

 70 Ways the UN Makes A Difference

 UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories the United Nations officially came into being.  This year, under the campaign 'Turn the World UN Blue', iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks across the world will be lit up blue to help unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.

70-я годовщина Организации Объединенных Наций.
 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
 70 aniversario de las Naciones Unidas.
 70ème anniversaire des Nations Unies.
 الذكرى ال70 للأمم المتحدة
Turn the world #UNBLUE


Geneva (Palais des Nations Unies)
 New York (United States)

United Nations Monuments

To help celebrate the UN’s 70th anniversary, more than 200 iconic monuments monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks in more than 60 countries around the world will be lit up blue on UN Day, 24 October, as part of an exciting new global campaign which helps unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.

Is your country participating?

World famous landmarks from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, from the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the Empire State Building in New York, will be lit blue. Other participants include Russia’s Государственный Эрмитаж. The State Hermitage museum. Official page. Museum, the ancient PETRA - City of Mysteries in Jordan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Edinburgh Castle and Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom, Japan’s Skytree Tower, Baalbeck in Lebanon and the Alhambra in Spain, among many others.

See also: A full list of landmarks which will be ‪#‎UNBlue‬ on 24 October (as at 22 October 2015)
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