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United Nations Day

United Nations Day logo, showing flags of member nations

United Nations Day

Each year the International Student Association celebrates United Nations Day with an event highlighting the many different countries represented at UH Hilo. UH Hilo is home to over 250 international students from about 35 different countries around the globe. The event is intended to engage the campus community so that they learn about these different countries around the world -- their achievements, characteristics, and challenges -- as well as to bring international students together as a community and highlight their presence on campus.


Fall 2018 date, time and venue to be determined


The program includes two main components:
Parade of Nations
Students representatives will march in a Parade of Nations showcasing the traditional attire. Each country will have a flag bearer carrying their nation's flag. During the Parade, the Master of Ceremonies will provide information about each country. Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
Country Tables
Countries will have tables displaying interesting information about their country along with display boards, maps, pictures and/or handicrafts representative of their country. Participants will have an opportunity to "visit" each country and get a passport stamped, demonstrating that they have "visited" another country. Prizes will be awarded to participants! Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

Photo Gallery

Check out all the photos from United Nations Day 2017!

Samoan club

Parade of nations

Parade of nations

Taiko drummers

Kenya display table

Kosrae display table

More than ever before in Human history, we face a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations. Quote from Kofi Annan.  Celebrate United Nations day with UNA-USA on October 24.