Strong UN. Better World.

The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is an opportunity to reflect – to look back on the UN’s history and take stock of its enduring achievements. It is also an opportunity to spotlight where the UN – and the international community as a whole – needs to redouble its efforts to meet current and future challenges across the three pillars of its work: peace and security, development, and human rights. More

Turn the world UN blue

On UN Day in October, in celebration of the UN's 70th anniversary, more than 350 landmarks in more than 90 countries across the globe lit blue - the official colour of the United Nations . View the Storymap below and take a journey around the world to see pictures of the event. To see all the lighted sites, visit our UNBlue Flickr album.

UN works for you


In this series, you can explore many of the gifts created by celebrated artists and presented to the UN by its Member States over the past seven decades. The fifth instalment is Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd's sculpture, Non-Violence. View all Instalments.

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Take a look at some of the ways the UN is marking its anniversary and use #UN70 to say Happy 70th Anniversary to the UN in your local language.