UN celebrates 73rd anniversary with concert by Amjad Ali Khan

 

The United Nations day marked their 73rd anniversary of the entry into force on 24th October. With the signing of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

The Secretary General Of The United Nations António Guterres had a special message for 2018.

He urged the staff who are serving the UN in his meesage to ‘Never Give Up’ while marking UN Day

The 2018 UN Day Concert will be held on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Soulful music from the strings of the sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan will echo in the iconic Assembly hall. He will be accompanied by his sons Amaan Ali and Ayaan Ali, and the Refugee Orchestra Project conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya.

The theme of this year’s concert, which is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India, is “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence”. The theme of this year’s concert, which is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence”.

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