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Lions Day / United Nations

Lions Day / United Nations

Celebrating 40 years of LDUN

As we enter our second century of service, Lions Clubs International will celebrate our 40th annual Lions Day with the United Nations with events in three United Nations locations around the world. These events will commemorate our long-standing relationship as a consultative NGO to the United Nations (UN) starting in 1945 when Lions leaders were asked to help develop the NGO charter for the UN. The theme for all three events is “Working Together Globally to Combat Diabetes.”

Click on a location below to learn more about each event.

Geneva, Switzerland
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New York City, USA
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Join Lions, Leos, UN diplomats, dignitaries and other guests as we work together to assess various challenges facing our global community and inspire each other to better serve those in need. #LDUN

A look back at LDUN 2017

Nearly 850 Lions and Leos from 36 countries attended the 39th annual Lions Day with the United Nations held on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Attendees convened in the prestigious General Assembly Hall at the UN Headquarters in New York City, New York, USA. 

With a theme of health and inclusion, the program highlighted our partnership with Special Olympics and showed how unified sports can help to achieve several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, a memorandum of understanding was jointly signed by LCI and UN Women to align both organizations around gender equality issues. This signing ceremony showed how UN Women and Lions have continued to makes strides with gender equality and peace since last year’s event.

image of Bob Corlew with Special Olympics at LDUN

2016-17 International President Chancellor Bob Corlew with Special Olympics athlete Mina Bahgat and Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver.


Watch a video from LDUN 2016

See photos from LDUN 2017

Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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