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)

8:30-9:00 am

Flag raising ceremony (Staff Union)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 2017 SG’s Awards ceremony

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.

UN Day concert 2017

List of Speakers

Welcoming remarks:

  • 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