United Nations (UN) day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the 1945 UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, the United Nations was officially born. The UN General Assembly recommends that the day be celebrated as a holiday, considering that the anniversary could be an opportunity for governments and peoples to reaffirm their faith in the purposes of the Charter. With this aim, the Government of Catalonia affirms its commitment to continue promoting the principles of the multilateral system, and particularly, of the United Nations.
In Barcelona, in addition to the Palau de la Generalitat, other buildings and monuments also joined this international initiative, including the Barcelona City Hall, the Sant Pau Art Noveau Site (Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau), Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, the Montjuic Fountains and the fountains on Passeig de Gràcia. Around Catalonia, other entities such as the Tarragona and Girona city halls also joined in on the “Turn the World UN” campaign to commemorate the 70 years of UN peace-keeping and peace-building.