Official observances

Official observances

30 June 2022

In Afghanistan, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement to provide funds for housing and infrastructure in Khost and Paktika Province.  The programme will assist families impacted by the earthquake there.

27 June 2022

The Secretary-General of the United Nations today addressed the 2022 Ocean Conference opening ceremony, along with the leaders of the two co-hosting nations, Portugal and Kenya, warning that the world’s failure to care for the ocean will have ripple effects across the entire 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.

24 June 2022
SG/SM/21348

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on International Day of the Seafarer, observed on 25 June:

24 June 2022
SG/SM/21349

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, observed on 27 June:

24 June 2022

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs allocated $4 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to respond to the crisis in Mali’s Ménaka region, where armed clashes since March have killed hundreds of people and triggered the displacement of an estimated 56,000 people, nearly two‑thirds of them women and children.

23 June 2022

Ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) ministerial meeting on global food security, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today appealed for $1.2 billion to meet urgent needs of 8 million children at risk of death from severe wasting.

21 June 2022
SG/SM/21342

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Public Service Day, observed on 23 June:

21 June 2022
SG/SM/21341

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

21 June 2022

The United Nations Children’s Fund is providing emergency relief in Bangladesh to people stranded by recent floods — including 1.6 million children — and is dispatching, among other things, 400,000 water purification tablets for 80,000 households and emergency medical supplies for district health facilities.

20 June 2022
GA/12427

To a burst of applause, the General Assembly proclaimed 24 June of each year the International Day of Women in Diplomacy, adopting by consensus a resolution today reaffirming that the participation of women, on equal terms with men, at all levels of decision-making is essential to the achievement of sustainable development, peace and democracy.

20 June 2022
DSG/SM/1753

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution on the International Day of Women in Diplomacy, in New York today:

20 June 2022

In Ukraine, United Nations humanitarian partners said that intense hostilities were reported over the weekend, across Government and non-Government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk.

20 June 2022
PI/2303

On 20 June 2022, the President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, held an informal high-level event to commemorate the first International Day for Countering Hate Speech, as established by General Assembly resolution A/RES/75/309 on the “Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in the fight against Hate Speech”.  This milestone resolution was adopted by consensus on 21 July 2021.

17 June 2022
SG/SM/21330

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

17 June 2022
SG/SM/21328

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Countering Hate Speech, observed on 18 June:

17 June 2022
SG/SM/21329

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

17 June 2022
SG/SM/21331

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

17 June 2022

A newly released World Health Organization report finds that nearly a billion people worldwide live with a mental disorder.  It identifies public health crises, inequality, war and climate change as major health threats, and shows that depression and anxiety spiked more than 25 per cent in 2020.

16 June 2022
SG/SM/21324

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Family Remittances, observed today:

16 June 2022

In Sri Lanka, the World Food Programme (WFP) is launching its emergency response in the country amid the escalating food crisis.  WFP is working to provide life-saving food, cash and voucher assistance to 3 million of the most vulnerable people who can no longer meet their food needs due to the economic crisis there.