Official observances

Official observances

18 September 2017
SG/SM/18686-OBV/1742

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September:

15 September 2017
SG/SM/18679-OBV/1740

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Peace Bell Ceremony in New York today:

15 September 2017
SG/SM/18681-OBV/1741

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the International Day of Peace student observance, in New York today:

13 September 2017
SG/SM/18675-ENV/DEV/1801-OBV/1739

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, observed on 16 September:

28 August 2017
SG/SM/18653-DC/3731-OBV/1738

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, to be observed on 29 August:

18 August 2017
SG/SM/18647-OBV/1736

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed in New York on 19 August:

18 August 2017
SG/SM/18648-OBV/1737

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Stand Together” event to mark World Humanitarian Day 2017, in New York today:

11 August 2017
SG/SM/18638-OBV/1735

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on International Youth Day, in New York today:

18 July 2017
SG/SM/18616-GA/11930-OBV/1734

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly informal plenary on Nelson Mandela International Day:

22 June 2017
SG/SM/18585-OBV/1733-SOC/NAR/961

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June:

20 June 2017
SG/SM/18581-OBV/1732-REF/1252

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June:

20 June 2017
Note No. 6502

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.

19 June 2017
SG/SM/18578-OBV/1731

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, observed today, 19 June:

13 June 2017
SG/SM/18572-OBV/1730

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September:

8 June 2017
SG/SM/18558-OBV/1729-SEA/2054

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Oceans Day, observed today:

24 May 2017
SG/SM/18533-OBV/1726-PKO/646

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony honouring fallen peacekeepers in New York today:

24 May 2017
SG/SM/18534-OBV/1727-PKO/647

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal ceremony, in New York today:

24 May 2017
SG/SM/18535-OBV/1728-PKO/648

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message — “Investing in Peace around the World” — on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, to be observed on 29 May:

23 May 2017
HQ/718-OBV/1724-PKO/642

As New York Headquarters observes the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and preside over a ceremony for the posthumous award of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal to 117 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations during 2016.

23 May 2017
SG/SM/18531-OBV/1725

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May: