2021 Westport UN Day Celebration

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No Registration Required


03:30 pm


Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880



To mark the 76th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the Town of Westport’s International Hospitality Committee with support from the UN Association of Southwestern Connecticut (UNASWCT) is organizing a ceremony on the Westport Town Hall front steps at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, October 25th.

The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. Those present must follow CT State guidelines by maintaining social distancing at all times.

First Selectman Jim Marpe will open the program with welcoming remarks, and UNASWCT President and member, International Hospitality Committee, Bill Hass, will offer a message from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for UN Day. Lucas Slater, President of the Staples Model UN, and Aidan Rogers, Vice President, will assist in raising the UN flag and later offer brief statements on key international issues. This year’s special guest is Aye Aye Thant, Westport resident and daughter of former UN Secretary-General U Thant, who will speak on the important work of the UN. Members of the Staples High School Orphenians a cappella group will provide musical selections. Local officials have been invited to offer expressions of support for the United Nations and international cooperation. They include: State Representatives Jonathan Steinberg and Stephanie Thomas, State Senators Tony Hwang and Will Haskell, and Second Selectwoman Jen Tooker.


The flags of UN member countries will be flying on the Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen Memorial Bridge in observance of United Nations Day, the anniversary of the UN’s founding on October 24th, 1945.


For further information, please contact Bill Hass, at 203-454-7685 or 203-434-6609.