Lagos - The National Arts Theatre in Lagos would be among 200 iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges and other landmarks across the world that would be lit up blue on October 24 to mark the founding of UN.
The theatre, located in Iganmu, Lagos State, was completed in 1976 in preparation for the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977.
Cristina Gallach, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, told reporters in New York on Monday that other monuments include the Empire State Building, UN Headquarters, Tokyo's SkyTree Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Athen's Temple of Zeus, Edinburgh Castle, and many others.
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She said that the lighting up of the 200 monuments was part of an exciting new global campaign which helped unite global citizens and promoted the message of peace, development and human rights.
According to Gallach, the day is dedicated to the global efforts and achievements of the UN.