Official observances

Official observances

2 April 2020
SG/SM/20031

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, observed on 4 April:

26 March 2020
SG/SM/20025

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Autism Awareness Day, observed on 2 April:

24 March 2020
SG/SM/20019

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on 25 March:

20 March 2020

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees airlifted emergency relief items to Chad on 19 March, responding to the humanitarian needs of some 10,000 Sudanese refugees.  Clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur region since late 2019 have forced more than 16,000 people, mostly women and children, to cross the border into Chad.

18 March 2020
SG/SM/20014

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

16 March 2020
SG/SM/20010

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Water Day, observed on 22 March:

16 March 2020
SG/SM/20012

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, observed on 24 March:

16 March 2020
SG/SM/20009

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

16 March 2020
SG/SM/20011

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Meteorological Day, to be observed on 23 March:

8 March 2020
DSG/SM/1394

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, today:

6 March 2020
SG/SM/19995

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks for the International Women’s Day observance “I Am Generation Equality:  Realizing Women’s Rights”, in New York, today:

5 March 2020
SG/SM/19994

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Women’s Day — The Gender Power Gap, observed on 8 March:

13 February 2020
SG/SM/19972

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for World Radio Day, observed today:

11 February 2020
SG/SM/19968

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed today:

6 February 2020
SG/SM/19960

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed today:

27 January 2020
SG/SM/19950

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed today:

27 January 2020
SG/SM/19951

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Holocaust memorial ceremony, on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, in New York today:

24 January 2020
DSG/SM/1385

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the observance for the International Day of Education, today in New York:

22 January 2020
Note No. 6531

The United Nations Department of Global Communications will organize several events on 27 January to observe the 2020 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.

12 December 2019
SG/SM/19912-DEV/3433-OBV/1948

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on International Migrants Day, observed on 18 December: