Happy UNBlue Day!

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26.10.2015 – The world turned bluon Saturday 24th October in celebration of the United Nations’ 70th birthday. 

More than 350 iconic monuments, buildings, landscapes, museums, bridges, and other landmarks in more than 85 countries across the globe were lit up blue - the official colour of the United Nations - to show their support for the UN and to raise awareness of its work for our planet and its people. 

United Nations Day, 24th October of every year, marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the Organization officially came into being.

 

Belgium, Grand Place Brussels 

Belgium -  Grand Place Brussels 

 

Greece, Ioannina City Hall 

Greece - Ioannina City Hall

 

Germany, Bonn City Hall

Germany - Bonn City Hall

 

Iceland, Harpa Reykjavik 

Iceland - Harpa Reykjavik

 

Luxembourg, City Hall

Luxembourg 16

 

Denmark, Little Mermaid Statue Copenhagen

Denmark - Little Mermaid Statue Copenhagen

 

Finland, Helsinki Castle 

Finland - Helsinki Castle

 

Italy, Pisa Tower

Italy - Pisa

 

Luxembourg, Philharmonie

Luxembourg - Philharmonie

 

Spain, Madrid City Hall 

Spain - City Hall Madrid

 

Scotland, Edinburgh Castle 

UK - Edinburgh Castle

 

England, Central Hall Westminster London

UN Blue

 

Netherlands, the Hague Peace Palace

Netherlands - The Hague Peace Palace

 

Norway, Oslo Rådhus

Norway - Oslo Rådhus

 

Monaco, Palace of Monaco 

Monaco - Palace of Monaco

Northern Ireland, Belfast City Hall

Untitled design

 

Portugal, Paços do Concelho de Lisboa

UN Blue

 

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UNRIC’s Related Links:

The list of landmarks turning blue

Charter of the United Nations

United Nations Day


Photo Credits:

•   United Nations Information Centres