Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity

A symbol of hope for global unity

United Nations Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force. UN Day, celebrated every year, offers the opportunity to amplify our common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter that have guided us for the past 76 years. Usually held in the General Assembly Hall of the Organization, at Headquarters in New York, a concert is held to mark UN Day.  As the world begins gradually to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Concert represents a call to strengthen international cooperation in the interest of both nations and peoples, for a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.


2021 Celebrations

UN annual concert

This year’s UN Day Concert will follow a hybrid format with part live and part pre-recorded performances, with a small audience following physical distancing protocols.

To be held on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 7 p.m.(EST), under the theme “Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity”, the concert is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations.

Renowned violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun along with soprano Youngok Shin will provide in-person performances in the General Assembly Hall, at the UN Headquarters in New York. Pre-recorded videos will be screened during the event, featuring acclaimed soprano Youngmi Kim, the Goyang Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Yungwook Yoo and all-female K-POP band aespa.


Watch the 2021 UN Day Concert LIVE on UN Web TV and on the United Nations Youtube channel.



UN Day at Expo 2020 Dubai

UN Day will also be observed as an Honor Day at the Expo in a hybrid format, a combination of small socially distanced in-person events and virtual events. The program includes an official ceremony at the Al Wasl Dome and a cultural performance and panel discussion with the global Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO).

The UN will also open a physical exhibition featuring a selection of photos from the #TheWorldWeWant — curated from more than 50,000 images from over 130 countries.

See the calendar for more details.

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