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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures during a press conference on October 3, 2016 at the UN Offices in Geneva. (AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI) / 2016.mb.com.ph

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures during a press conference on October 3, 2016 at the UN Offices in Geneva.
(AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI) / 2016.mb.com.ph

The United Nations is getting a museum — on the Internet, in a headquarters to be built in Copenhagen, and in other locations around the world yet to be announced.

The establishment of the “Museum for the United Nations – UN Live” was announced on Monday, the 71st birthday of the world body.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement saying the museum will make the U.N.’s work accessible to a broader global public and build support for the new U.N. goals for 2030 “and our efforts to build a better shared future for all.”

The museum will be operated by an independent, non-profit organization incorporated under Danish law, with support from the United Nations. Its first public events are planned for 2017.