UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the United Nations Charter. Since 1948, 24 October has been officially recognised as UN Day and marked throughout the world with celebrations and fairs about the work and goals of the United Nations.
With the 2012 establishment of the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) in Dresden, Germany, the city became an official UN host city. UN Day Dresden 2018 will celebrate this milestone, and offer citizens the opportunity to engage with what being a UN host city means for Dresden.
In addition to the annual UN Spotlight Talk under the theme “Climate Action”, UNU-FLORES is co-organising a selection of workshops for schools on UN-relevant topics.
Co-Organisers include: The United Nations Association for Germany – for Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia e.V.; City of Dresden; Lokale Agenda 21 für Dresden e.V.; UNICEF-Arbeitsgruppe Dresden; and Lions Club Dresden Agenda 21
18:00–21:30, Plenarsaal, Rathaus, Dresden
Each year the UN Spotlight Talk focuses on one of the year’s key UN topics, and its relevance in the daily lives of the local community. This year’s talk will be presented by Dr Johannes Cullman, Director of the Climate and Water Department at the World Meteorological Organization, on the topic of “Climate Action“. The UN Spotlight Talk will also include an award ceremony of the Lokale Agenda 21 für Dresden e.V. and Lions Club Dresden Agenda 21.
20–26 October 2018
On the days before and after UN Day, local organisations are offering lectures and workshops in public schools in Dresden on UN-related topics. The 2018 school programme will be organised under the theme of “Climate Action”.
For more information and updates on UN Day Dresden 2018, see the UNU-FLORES website.