Europe Turns UN Blue
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) has launched an initiative to Turn Europe UN Blue with the support of UN Under-Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th anniversary.
For this pan-European campaign, in a continent where many of the UN’s founding members are located, many of Europe's most iconic buildings and monuments, bridges, airports, museums, and other landmarks will be lit up blue, the official colour of the United Nations, on 24 October 2020, the UN Day. This year, the day marks the 75th anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter.
The initiative is a symbolic effort to unite global citizens; promote the universal language of peace, sustainable development and human rights; promote hope in these uncertain times and highlight support for the aims and ideals of the United Nations.
Grand Place - Grote Markt, Brussels, Belgium
Some of Europe's most iconic buildings and monuments, bridges, airports, museums, and other landmarks are going blue to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.