The illumination was part of several activities and events organized jointly with the UN system in Egypt to mark the 76th anniversary of the UN
CAIRO, Egypt: As part of Egypt’s celebrations of 76 years of strategic partnership and joint cooperation with the United Nations, the headquarters of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs lit up this evening on the occasion of the celebration of United Nations Day, which falls on October 24.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has lit up its landmark office tower overlooking the east bank of the Nile in downtown Cairo with the world organization’s two-letter acronym “UN” and “76” gracefully displayed on the entire building’s front.
The illumination was part of several activities and events organized jointly with the UN system in Egypt to mark the 76th anniversary of the UN.
The United Nations Day is an occasion to commemorate the entry into force of the Charter of the United Nations in 1945. With the ratification of that founding document, the United Nations came into being, and since then it has been striving to make the world a better place.
On this occasion, Ms. Elena Panova, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt stated; “I would like to express my deep appreciation to the Government of Egypt and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for our joint commemoration of the UN Day 76. This celebration reflects our long-standing cooperation in maintaining global peace, security and sustainable development. Egypt has been always a key contributor to the United Nations and a strong multilateral partner.”
She added; “we mark the UN Day at a very critical moment when the whole world is fighting coronavirus. There is an urgent need to strengthened solidarity through a more effective, inclusive and networked multilateral approach as stated in Our Common Agenda released by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the 76th UN General Assembly, affirming the necessity to deliver on our promises to the future generations and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”
On that day, it is important to highlight that Egypt is a founding member of the United Nations, and since 1945, Egypt is a strong partner in multilateral action. Egypt is one of the largest contributors of peacekeeping forces and has been an elected member of the Security Council five times.
Egypt chaired multiple UN commissions including the UN Peacekeeping Commission, chaired the Group of 77 at the United Nations in New York in 2018, and in Rome in 2019. Egypt also hosts about 38 United Nations offices and can be considered one of the largest regional centers of the United Nations.