Poster UN DAY 2015

70 Years for We the Peoples

On Sunday 25 October 2015, the Grand Place in Brussels hosted an event to mark United Nations Day.

In a festive and family friendly atmosphere, the UN Brussels team and their partners commemorated the founding of the United Nations and celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Organisation under the slogan “70 years for We the Peoples”.

On the Grand Place adults and children were able to visit a wide range of information stands and enjoy numerous games and activities such as a # UN 70 wall of wishes, a dreamcatcher workshop, an insect tapas bar and a grasshopper farm.


Who's Who

UN Day was the ideal opportunity for citizens to discover the 26 UN agencies present in Brussels working in the areas of development, peace and security, humanitarian action and human rights.

Meet the Participants

Back in Time...

Now in its fifth year, UN Day is a great opportunity to interact with UN staff and take part in various activities.

To mark this 5th edition, we’ve put together a photo and video album of past events and would like to thank everyone who has taken part.

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Grand Place: Sunday 25 Oct (11AM)








Our Activities

Wall of Wishes

Would you like to wish the United Nations a happy birthday and express your hopes and dreams for the Organisation and “We the Peoples”?

Turn the World Blue

Turn the World Blue

Join us on 24 October 2015, the eve of the celebration on the Grand Place, as landmarks across the world, including Brussels’ Town Hall, ‘Turn Blue’ for #UN70

Climate Flashmob

A Climate Flashmob towards an ecological and energetic transformation to a sustainable society based upon renewable energies will occur at 14:30 on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the new pedestrian area of the Bourse.

Food Tent and Grasshopper farm

Ever tried Thaï or Congolese crickets? How about a slice of bread with carrot-mealworm spread and a glass of organic Belgian milk to wash it down?

Refugee Tent

To assist refugees in emergency situations, such as Syrian refugees who have fled to nearby countries, UNHCR sets up and coordinates refugee camps, providing tents as temporary shelter.

Dreamcatcher Workshop

The workshop will give children the possibility to build and decorate their own dream catcher featuring a photograph of a Palestine refugee child living in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Jordan or Lebanon.

Download the e-Kit

Our UN Day documents and reports are available online. Download from our dropbox and get digital copies of our latest products.

Join a global conversation on twitter

Join a global celebration of the UN’s 70th Anniversary. Use #UN70 to wish the UN a Happy Birthday in your local language.

Share your best shots!

We’re encouraging you to share your best UN Day photos with us by tagging @UNinBrussels. We’ll tag you back and share online.

Meet the Brussels Team

Meet the Brussels Team

United Nations in Brussels

UN Day is the ideal opportunity for citizens to discover the 26 UN agencies present in Brussels working in the areas of development, peace and security, humanitarian action and human rights.

UN family in Brussels




The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is an opportunity to reflect – to look back on the UN’s history and take stock of its enduring achievements.

Paris Climate Conference

The stakes are high: the aim is to reach, for the first time, a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to combat climate change effectively.

Sustainable Development Goals

On 25 September, member states adopted a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.


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