Lions Day with the United Nations
Lions Clubs International will celebrate 73 years of partnership with the United Nations by holding two Lions Day with the United Nations events to take place in New York, USA and Geneva, Switzerland. These events will commemorate our long-standing relationship as a consultative NGO to the UN dating back to 1945 when Lion leaders were asked to help develop the NGO charter for the UN.
Join Lions, Leos, UN diplomats, dignitaries and other guests in the global conversation about this year’s theme, “Protecting our Future: The Health of our Children.” #LDUN
A Look Back at LDUN 2017-2018
With a theme of “Working Together Globally to Combat Diabetes,” Lions Day with the United Nations events took place in Geneva, Switzerland on September 27, 2017; Nairobi, Kenya on February 27, 2018; and the 40th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations was held on March 24, 2018, at the UN Headquarters in New York city.
These important advocacy events created awareness in nearly 50 countries with a combined attendance of 1,400 delegates. Each event was as unique as the country in which it took place but all featured keynote speeches by UN dignitaries, an expert panel discussion with a focus on diabetes, youth engagement and fellowship among the attendees.
Highlights include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Diabetes Federation, an update on our partnership with the World Diabetes Foundation, an inclusive football match with Special Olympics Kenya including over 1,200 school children, a visit by the First Lady of Kenya and many UN dignitaries becoming members of Lions Clubs International.