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Special Event to Mark Charter Day at United Nations Headquarters

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 14:30 / Location: Conference Room 2 of United Nations Headquarters in New York

To mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations, the Department of Public Information organized a special event at United Nations Headquarters on 26 June 2015.

The event featured remarks by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, Vice President of the General Assembly Einar Gunnarsson, and Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Samantha Power. Remarks were followed by a joint webcast viewing of the official ceremony live from San Francisco, featuring a performance by the Oakland Youth Choir and remarks by the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and US House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi.

The event also launched the 70th anniversary edition of the United Nations Charter, with a new introduction, exclusive archival photos and the Statute of the International Court of Justice, available in the six official United Nations languages.