Events at UN Headquarters, New York

24 October 2018

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

The 2018 UN Day Concert

The 2018 UN Day Concert will be held on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

It will feature sarod virtuoso Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, who will be accompanied by his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, and the Refugee Orchestra Project conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya.

The theme of this year’s concert, which is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence”

UN Day concert 2018

October–November 2018


Refugees from Libya line up for food at a transit camp near the Tunisia-Libya border

Refugees from Libya line up for food at a transit camp near the Tunisia-Libya border, Tunisia, March 2011. Photo: UN Photo/David Ohana

“People on the Move” photo exhibition

To mark UN Day, a full set of the “People on the Move” photo exhibition on refugees and migration will be displayed in the Visitors’ Lobby of the General Assembly Building at Headquarters in New York from October to November 2018.

While we use statistics to speak about people on the move, we must remember that each number represents a human being — a mother, father, daughter, son, grandparent — someone just like each of us. The photos of the exhibition capture but a moment in time — over the last seven decades — of the millions that have, for one reason or another, become people on the move.