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.
Grand Place: Sunday 25 Oct (11AM)
Would you like to wish the United Nations a happy birthday and express your hopes and dreams for the Organisation and “We the Peoples”?
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.