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Turn the World UN Blue Campaign

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:00
Tags: United Nations, Empire State Building, UN70, UNBlue

As part of the UN70 celebrations and the Turn the World UN Blue Campaign, the Empire State Building was lit blue on Saturday, 24 October 2015, from sunset until 2:00 a.m.
Participating in the lighting ceremony on the eve of UN Day was Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was joined by a number of UN officials. Special guests included UN Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, K-pop duo Davichi and New York City Commissioner for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena. The Empire State Building was one of more than 300 iconic buildings, monuments and other landmarks in over 80 countries that were lit blue to mark United Nations Day. From the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand to the Empire State Building and UN Headquarters in New York, the blue monuments united global citizens the world over in promoting messages of peace, development and human rights.