UNACTO Illuminates Nathan Phillips Square in commemoration of the annual United Nations Day

TORONTO, ON—In celebration of the United Nations 76th Anniversary on 24 October 2021, the United Nations Association in Canada Toronto Region Branch (UNACTO) requested the City of Toronto to light its iconic 3D TORONTO Sign, located at Nathan Phillips Square, in the official colour of the UN flag—blue.


UNACTO will be gathering at the TORONTO Sign after sundown in support of the UN Member States’ common agenda, reaffirming the purposes and principles of the UN Charter that have guided us for the past 76 years in reaching our shared global goals of peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet.


In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the UN Conference on International Organization to draw up the UN Charter. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by a majority of signatories. Watch history in the making with this footage from the UN archives.


For more information, please contact:


Sharmin Hassaniani

Director of Communications

United Nations Association in Canada,

Toronto Region Branch (UNACTO)

E-mail: media@unacto.com