UH System News Image of the Week: Palau represented at United Nations Day, UH Hilo

The annual event demonstrates unity among nations represented at UH Hilo and shows that aloha and compassion among different peoples is possible and powerful.

Julia Polloi holds flag of Palau.
Julia Polloi holds the flag of Palau, Oct. 20, 2023 United Nations Day, UH Hilo (Chelsea Freese)

This week’s UH News Image of the Week is of student Julia Polloi (geography/environmental studies) participating in United Nations Day celebrated at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The photo was submitted by Jim Mellon, director of UH Hilo’s international student services. The photo was taken by alum Chelsea Freese (administration of justice, 2023).

“Julia Polloi represented her nation of Palau at UH Hilo’s United Nations Day celebration on October 20,” says Mellon. “This annual event demonstrates unity among nations represented at UH Hilo and shows that aloha and compassion among different peoples is possible and powerful. The event also observes the United Nations’ efforts to promote world peace, which is especially important at this time. International programs at UH Hilo believe in the power of people-to-people exchange as a way to create a more peaceful and just world.”

See more photos from 2023 United Nations Day at UH Hilo:

Photos: United Nations Day 2023

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