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United Nations Day Flag Raising

Flag party taking the flag to be raised for UN Day 2015This year the world celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on October 24, 1945. In Australia the occasion was marked in Canberra with a flag raising ceremony jointly organised by UNIC Canberra with the United Nations Association of Australia, and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Continue reading

GLOBAL EVENT TURNS THE WORLD UN BLUE TO MARK 70th ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS

SDG Projections: Massive scale projections and peoples’ voices to celebrate UN70 and visually depict the 17 Global Goals Organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information in partnership with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Office of the Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, the Global Poverty Project and other partners General Assembly 69th session: High-level Forum on a Culture of Peace Opening Statements by the Acting President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General, followed by panel discussions

(Canberra, 20 October 2015) – On 24 October, more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue – the official colour of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Continue reading

Turn the World UN Blue

SDG Projections: Massive scale projections and peoples’ voices to celebrate UN70 and visually depict the 17 Global GoalsOn 24 October, more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue, the official colour of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. World famous landmarks from Australia’s Continue reading

Message in a Bottle – launch of UN Association of South Australia Peace Bottle to celebrate UN70

UNAA SA Peace Bottle for UN70, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 10 October 2015UNIC Canberra joined with the UN Association of Australia in South Australia at the launch of the UN70 Peace Bottle at the Port Adelaide Enfield Port Festival.  The two meter high bottle designed by renowned Australian surrealist artist Andrew Baines, arrived at the Port on the famous tall ship The STV One and All and was brought ashore on the shoulders of members of the UN Association’s youth Continue reading

Concluding Debate, General Assembly Speakers Call on United Nations to Invoke Compassion, Dignity amid Waves of Refugees, War, Climate Threats

In addressing the world’s enormous challenges — serving waves of refugees in the Mediterranean, brokering necessary peace in the Middle East and managing the “existential” threat of climate change — speakers in the General Assembly today called on the United Nations to invoke the spirit that had underpinned its historic founding 70 years ago:  one of compassion and dignity. Continue reading

UN General Assembly General Debate Schedule of 28 September to 3 October

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