On Friday June 26, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mayor Edwin M. Lee, and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will join the Bay Area in marking the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter with commemorative events in San Francisco, including City Hall and the Fairmont Hotel.
The anniversary commemorates events of June 26, 1945. With the World War II still raging in the Pacific, representatives of 50 nations gathered in San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter. From that moment on, the Bay Area has played a critical role in advancing the mission and values of the United Nations.
Charter Commemoration Ceremony at City Hall
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mayor Edwin M. Lee, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Remarks at City Hall will mark San Francisco’s historic role in creating the UN; leaders to discuss global challenges facing the current and future generations.
12:00 pm, June 26, 2015
Rotunda, City Hall
Presentation of Harvey Milk Medal to Secretary-General Ban for Creation of Free & Equal Campaign
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Stuart Milk, co-founder, Harvey Milk Foundation
The Harvey Milk Honors Medal is seen as one of most significant recognitions from the LGBT global human rights community. Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Secretary-General will take questions on efforts to advance global LGBT rights.
1:00 pm, June 26, 2015
South Light Court, City Hall
United Nations 70th Anniversary Dinner at Fairmont Hotel
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin, Bay Area society, UN diplomats
Civic leaders, diplomats, activists, and business leaders gather in the location of UN Charter negotiations.
6:00 pm, June 26, 2015
Fairmont Hotel, Venetian Ballroom, 950 Mason St.