To help celebrate the UN’s 70th anniversary, more than 300 iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks in more than 80 countries around the world will be lit up blue on UN Day, 24 October, as part of an exciting new global campaign which helps unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development and human rights.

Is your country participating?

World famous landmarks from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, from the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the Empire State Building in New York, will be lit blue. Other participants include Russia’s Hermitage Museum, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Edinburgh Castle and Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom, Japan’s SkyTree Tower,  Baalbeck in Lebanon and the Alhambra in Spain, among many others.

See also: A full list of landmarks which will be #UNBlue on 24 October (as of 23 October 2015)

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Do you live close to one of the participating landmarks? Share your photos with us as the world turns UN blue using the hashtags #UNBlue and #UN70 and they might be featured on our social media platforms.