Secretary-General's message on International Widow's Day
New York, 23 June 2013
No woman should lose her rights when she loses her husband – but an estimated 115 million widows live in poverty, and 81 million have suffered physical abuse. Girls married to much older men are especially vulnerable. Let us use International Widows’ Day to advocate for the rights of all widows so they can enjoy better lives and realize their great potential to contribute to our world.
Statements on 23 June 2013
- Seoul, 23 June 2013 - Secretary-General's video message to the 20th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
- New York, 23 June 2013 - Secretary-General's message for the United Nations Public Service Day
- New York, 23 June 2013 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on attack on foreign tourists in Pakistan