Norway to host major digital celebration for UN’s 75th anniversary

Anne Cathrine da SilvaSecretary General Anne Cathrine da Silva. Photo: UN connection / Eivind Oskarson

The UN association in Norway is gathering several thousands of school children all over Norway to celebrate UN Day digitally on October 23. Crown Prince Haakon and Prime Minister Erna Solberg are also participating.

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting many of the traditional celebrations associated with UN Day.

There will be fewer children’s parades and UN flags in the streets of Norway, but the day will still be marked all over the country.

So far, several thousand school children have signed up for a very special celebration that will mark the UN’s 75th anniversary.

“It is very engaging to see that so many young people want to mark UN Day even though we cannot meet physically,” UN Secretary-General Anne Cathrine da Silva noted.

A live quiz

The UN has invited all schools from 5th grade in primary school to the last year of upper secondary school to participate in digital celebrations of UN Day.

The celebration will take place on the Zoom platform, where students will take part in a live quiz to test their UN knowledge.

“Today’s young people will be the key to ensuring a sustainable and fair world in the future. Precisely for this reason, it is important to engage young people in the world’s development and issues that concern them to a very high degree,” da Silva pointed out.

Crown Prince Haakon and Prime Minister Erna Solberg will also attend two of the broadcasts and have the opportunity to talk to committed young people from all over the country.

Source: FN-sambandet / Norway Today


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