UN General Assembly: Anniversaries

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Hannay of Chiswick Lord Hannay of Chiswick Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in considering the proposal to rename Broad Street Sanctuary as UN Green to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first meeting of the UN General Assembly in Methodist Central Hall.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The United Nations charter was signed 75 years ago this year. The charter set out the aims of the UN “to bring nations and peoples together to preserve peace and security, and improve lives everywhere”. The United Kingdom played an important role in the establishment of this multilateral organisation, including hosting the first General Assembly at the Methodist Central Hall in London. Activities are ongoing globally to recognise the anniversary of the UN.

Proposals for the renaming of streets must be made through the local council, in this instance the City of Westminster.

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