Athens Acropolis lit blue for anniversary of United Nations Convention on children

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The Athens Acropolis is to be lit blue - the official colour of UNICEF - on Wednesday night to mark the 30th anniversary since the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989, ANA reports.

A culture ministry announcement announced that the Central Archaeological Council had approved a request by UNICEF's branch in Greece to light up the monument with its colours on the anniversary, in support of UNICEF's work and aims.

It pointed out that the Acropolis will be joining other major world monuments and buildings this year, including the European Parliament in Brussels, Shanghai Tower in China, the Pantheon in Paris and Petra in Jordan, in a tradition that was last year adopted by the Sydney Opera House, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York, among others.

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