Thursday 26 November, 2020

Buildings light up blue for UN Day

Whitehall in Port of Spain shines in blue for UN Day (via the UN Resident Coordinator's Office)

Whitehall in Port of Spain shines in blue for UN Day (via the UN Resident Coordinator's Office)

Buildings all over the capital city of Port of Spain are donning a bright blue in celebration of the United Nations’ (UN) 75th anniversary and its founding charter. 

Since 1945, the United Nations has been leading the charge on a number of humanitarian initiatives but they began celebrating the day in 1948. 

“There is no other global organization with the legitimacy, convening power and normative impact of the United Nations. Today, the urgency for all countries to come together, to fulfil the promise of the nations united, has rarely been greater. 

“This anniversary comes in a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with severe economic and social impacts. But it is also a reminder that times of struggle can become an opportunity for positive change and transformation,” the UN writes. 

Trinidad and Tobago signed on shortly after gaining independence in 1962. 

To commemorate the day, a number of buildings including White Hall, the National Insurance Board headquarters, the National Academy for the Performing Arts and the United Nations headquarters, lit their external lights in blue. 

UN Day will be officially celebrated on Saturday, October 24.

POS lights up blue for UN Day

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