Source: United Nations (Video News)
Remarks by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the opening of the United Nations Day Concert 2020.
Marking United Nations Day, on the 75th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, Secretary-General António Guterres today (22 Oct) reiterated his appeal for a global ceasefire “so we can devote all our energies to fighting COVID-19.” This year’s UN Day concert included a prerecorded performance featuring Roberto Bolle, and the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, in Milan.
To celebrate UN Day, an annual concert is usually held in the General Assembly Hall.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert was prerecorded and screened in the General Assembly Hall.
The theme of this year’s Concert, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, is “Reimagine, Rebalance, Restart: recovering together for our shared humanity”.
The concert included a performance featuring Roberto Bolle, accompanied by other world class etoiles as well as the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, all recorded at La Scala Theater in Milan. A number of classical, modern and reimagined dances, curated specifically for the UN Day Concert, were performed.