Ban Ki-moon marks the UN at 70

The United Nations marks the 70th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter.

UNITED NATIONS (OCTOBER 23, 2015) (UNIFEED) – The United Nations headquarters in New York City was bathed in blue lights on Friday (October 23) on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the world body.

Some 300 landmarks and monuments around the world will be lit in the official “U.N. blue” in support of international organization, which officially turns 70 on Saturday (October 24).

Starting from New Zealand, a wave of blue made its way across the globe and appeared on famous landmarks like the Giza pyramids, Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, China’s Great Wall, Russia’s renowned Hermitage Museum, and Jordan’s ancient city of Petra.

At the U.N. headquarters, the facade of the building will light up in blue for two nights starting on Friday and ending on Saturday for U.N. Day.

October 24th is marked annually as U.N. Day and is dedicated to the global efforts and achievements of the organization since its foundation in 1945.