Australia celebrates 70th anniversary of UN by lighting Opera House blue











The world will celebrate the United Nations’ 70th anniversary on 24 October 2015. Seventy years ago, on 24 October 1945, the United Nations was born through the entry into force of the UN Charter.

Australia’s most famous landmarks will join iconic sites around the world in lighting up  #UNBlue  this weekend to pay tribute to the United Nations on its 70th anniversary.

The Sydney Opera House will be illuminated tonight and the MCG,  Perth’s  Bell  Tower  and more than 25 other Australian landmarks on Saturday night, to promote the UN’s goals of peace, sustainable development and human rights for all. In a world first, the UN crest will be projected on Uluru, with the support of the traditional owners.
The tribute signifies  Australia’s commitment to shaping an effective UN that protects the world’s most vulnerable people and brings together nations to address global challenges.


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