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Enlightened Universe by Cristobal Gabarron

Oct 21, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations, a monumental art installation entitled Enlightened Universe will be unveiled on Saturday, 24 October, at 4:30 p.m. at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.  The installation — created by Spanish artist Cristóbal Gabarrón — is presented by The Gabarron Foundation in partnership with the United Nations. The commemorative work of art depicts 70 life-size figures joined in hand around a central globe, creating a human chain of global citizenship, respect for nature and shared responsibility.  The sphere measures 6,371 millimetres in diameter to correspond to the Earth’s average radius of 6,371 kilometres.  The 70 figures [Read More]

Special Event to Mark 70th Anniversary of Signing of United Nations Charter

Jun 27, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, June 26 2015. Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations  Thank you so much. It’s a great honor to speak to you here on behalf of the host country, the United States – we’re incredibly proud of this role that we get to play, thanks to the founders. Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, Vice President of the General Assembly Gunnarsson, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Greetings to you on this auspicious day as we look to the past and the future of our United Nations. I also want to greet Secretary-General Ban and all of those gathered in San Francisco, [Read More]

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