24 October: Global landmarks are lit as part of the 'Turn the World UN Blue' Campaign

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To help celebrate the UN's 70th anniversary, more than 200 iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks in nearly 60 countries across the globe will be lit up blue on UN Day, 24 October, as part of an exciting new global campaign which helps unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.

Watch landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, New York's Empire State Building, Tokyo's SkyTree Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Diana The Huntress Fountain in Mexico, the Hermitage in Russia, Edinburgh Castle and Central Hall Westminster in the UK, and Alhambra in Spain, light blue to help mark the founding of the UN.

Images and videos of the lighted structures will be part of an innovative social media outreach and will be seen by millions of people around the world.  We encourage you to visit a participating site in your city and take action by sharing your "choose blue" images using the hashtag #UN70 and #UNBlue.

For more information, see the press release and visit the UN Blog.

Source: un.org