To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Turin joined many cities across Europe on Saturday as they illuminated buildings and landmarks in UN blue – part of the Europe Turns UN Blue initiative.
The initiative was a symbolic effort to unite people globally; promote the universal language of peace, sustainable development and human rights; spread hope and highlight support for the aims and ideals of the United Nations.
In Turin, thanks to the Municipality, the bridges Vittorio of Gran Madre, Umberto of Corso Vittorio, Isabella of Corso Dante, and Balbis of Corso Bramante were lit up in UN blue to send a message of unity and hope.
Turin is host to a major global UN training hub. For more than 50 years with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), the UN Campus in Turin promotes dialogue, knowledge and skills development to face global challenges. Over half a century, millions of people from all over the word met here to share experiences and build a common path towards a better future.