Ukraine Crisis Media Center Design by Mark Kanarsky

Today is 24 October 2015 and the biggest nations unity known as the United Nations  marks the 70th anniversary. To help celebrate this day, 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. 

Do you know which one will be lit in blue in your country?

"National flags are a mark of pride and patriotism in every country around the world.  But there is only one flag that belongs to all of us. That blue flag of the United Nations was a banner of hope for me growing up in wartime Korea. Seven decades after its founding, the United Nations remains a beacon for all humanity." Ban Ki - moon 

Throughout its history, the UN has made every effort to fulfill the declared objectives – strengthening international peace and security and developing an effective cooperation between member states. The basic principles that elevated the UN to be world’s most authoritative international organization are explained in this infographic, a courtesy of the Ukraine Crisis Media Center.