Event at UN Headquarters, New York
24 October 2017
In New York
8:00– 8:30 am
Reading from the UN Charter and musical performance by the UNSRC Orchestra (Staff Union)
Flag raising ceremony (Staff Union)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deputy-Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, on behalf of the Secretary-General, presented the awards in the ECOSOC Chamber. This year’s categories were : Innovation and Creativity; Implementing Efficiencies; Gender Equality and Parity; and Champion of the SDGs. The finalists in each category are featured in a video highlighting their achievements.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
UN Day Concert in the General Assembly Hall, featuring the Slovak National Folklore Ballet, Lúčnica.
The theme of this year's concert was "Potential in Diversity" and was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations.
See the archived webcast of the concert.
List of Speakers
- Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Ms. Alison Smale
- H. E. Mr. Michal Mlynár, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
- H. E. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
- H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly