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The United Nation's Seventieth Birthday

18 November 2015

Photo from the event
Teachers and pupils from the Borough with the Mayor and UN officials.


To recognise the start of the seventieth year of the United Nations (UN), the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg hosted a local event with members of the United Nations Association Northern Ireland (UNA-NI) and pupils from five local schools.  As part of the event the young people placed markers on a world map of countries they had educational exchange visits with or collected aid for and presented a copy of the UN Charter to the Mayor.

UNA-NI’s Chairperson, Mrs Judith Fawcett said, “The 70th Anniversary of the UN will be celebrated world-wide and provides an opportunity to reflect on the benefits of its work to our daily lives, the expectation that the international community will work together to address problems cooperatively and the challenges facing governments currently. Recognising the importance of supporting the excellent work carried out in our schools to encourage an understanding of global peace and interdependence, UNA-NI is using the opportunity to engage with the new Councils and to invite local schools in each district to make a presentation of the UN Charter to their Council.”