Tirana joins global event: Turn the World UN BlueOct 24, 2015
Tower lit up blue-– the official color of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
Tirana Clock Tower is one among more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world which will be lit up blue.
World famous landmarks from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, from the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the Empire State Building in New York, will be lit blue. Other participants include Russia’s Hermitage Museum, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Edinburgh Castle and Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom, Table Mountain in South Africa, Japan’s SkyTree Tower and the Alhambra in Spain, among many others.
“I am grateful our Member States are showing such strong enthusiasm in marking 70 years of UN support for peace, development and human rights,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “By turning the world UN Blue for a day, we can light the way to a better tomorrow.”
“Participating in this campaign offers the Government and People of Albania, the unique opportunity to showcase their commitment to the UN principles of dignity and prosperity for all. We are pleased to support the UN by lighting up Tirana Clock Tower”-said the Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj.