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United Nations Day, 24 October

70th Anniversary United Nations Day Concert

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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 Peace 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 the 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.

Watch the LIVE stream of the concert.

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