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71st United Nations Day celebration in Canberra

img_0210webThis year the world celebrates the 71 Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on October 24, 1945. Its theme was to highlight actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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, together with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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

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

United Nations Day 2013

IMG_0495UN 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, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.

To mark this year’s United Nations Day, UNIC Canberra, with the support of the ACT Government, held a flag raising ceremony in Canberra’s Albert Hall. Continue reading