The QEII Centre will be joining embassy diplomats as they mark the arrival of the United Nations Green later this month.
Broad Sanctuary Green, the lawn situated at the front of London’s leading conference and events venue, was renamed ‘United Nations Green’ at a virtual ceremony in January as a permanent tribute to 75 years of the United Nation’s (UN).
To celebrate the arrival of United Nations Green, the Westminster United Nations Association will be hosting a party on Saturday, 21 August between 12-5.30pm where visitors will be invited to welcome the latest landmark and have their photo taken in front of the world’s largest banner marking the UN’s 75th birthday, into which the flags of the 193 member states will be planted.
Entertainment to celebrate the exact place where the UN first met in 1946 will include live music, refreshments – with welcome cups of tea provided by QEII – and a peace dove release at 3pm as well as family activities including a ‘Watch out for Global Warming’hopscotch and an adventure trail. Central Hall Westminster will also open its doors to guests wishing to view the historic Minute Book of the first UN General Assembly held on 10 January 1946, alongside other memorabilia.
The commemorative event will mark the UK’s role in the founding of the UN, which has negotiated 172 peace settlements that have ended conflicts and over 300 international treaties from human rights conventions to agreements on the use of outer space, the arms trade and the oceans.
Chief executive of the QEII Centre, Mark Taylor, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the commemorative UN 75th anniversary celebrations. Having hosted many high-profile international events for over three decades, including The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2018 and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2019, the QEII Centre is delighted to be joining embassy diplomats at this event.”
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