Human rights

Human rights

13 September 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Sign Languages, observed on 23 September:

9 August 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, in New York today:

8 August 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, observed on 9 August:

30 July 2019
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

23 July 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, observed on 30 July:

15 July 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Economic and Social Council side event “What is Democracy?  Stepping up Engagement around Goal 16”, in New York today:

11 June 2019
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the twelfth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in New York today:

1 May 2019
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Despite scattered gains in land, language and legal rights, a glaring lack of political will around the world is inhibiting fundamental change on the ground in thousands of communities in every region, delegates told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today as it continued its work.

26 April 2019
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The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today heard myriad challenges these communities face in pursuing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as calls for indigenous peoples’ inclusion at the highest level of decision-making by granting them Observer Status in the General Assembly.

25 April 2019
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With the successful inclusion of indigenous peoples’ concerns in the major global frameworks, the priority now is to translate these aspirations into concrete improvements, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today in its fourth day of discussions.

23 April 2019
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Protecting and partnering with the custodians of traditional knowledge must be an active part of the solution to climate change consequences for the benefit of all humankind, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today as its eighteenth session continued.

2 April 2019
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Koumjian of the United States as Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar.

25 March 2019
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Speakers sounded the alarm over the rise of nationalist populism and supremacist ideologies around the world today as the General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as well as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

25 March 2019
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly commemorative meeting for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, in New York today:

12 March 2019
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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:

7 March 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the fortieth session of the Human Rights Council, in Geneva, 7 March.

1 March 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Group of Friends on Preventing Violent Extremism, in New York today:

27 February 2019
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the seventh World Congress against the Death Penalty, in Brussels on 27 February:

25 February 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Human Rights Council, in Geneva today:

25 February 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at an event on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence, in Geneva today: