Human rights

Human rights

20 December 2018
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Karen Smith of South Africa as his Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.

18 December 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in New York today:

18 December 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly’s United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights award ceremony, in New York today:

18 December 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on human rights defenders, in New York today:

18 December 2018
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The General Assembly today commemorated anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action and the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, with high-level plenary meetings that included a dedicated award ceremony honouring the 2018 recipients of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights.

17 December 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the event to mark the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees, in New York today:

10 December 2018
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high‑level event to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in Marrakesh, Morocco today:

6 December 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the exhibition on the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in New York today:

30 November 2018
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December:

30 November 2018
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the seventieth anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of This Crime, observed on 9 December:

30 November 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for Human Rights Day, observed on 10 December:

22 November 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Asian Forum on Human Rights, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, today:

19 November 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the high‑level opening of the European Parliament’s Human Rights Week, to be held in Brussels from 19 to 23 November:

31 October 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks to the “United against Hate” Interfaith Gathering, in New York today:

12 October 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

10 October 2018
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The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

27 September 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Good Human Rights Stories event, in New York today:

26 September 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high‑level event marking the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:  “A Prevention Tool to Achieve Peace and Sustainable Development”, in New York today:

25 September 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the ministerial‑level meeting of the United Nations Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Group, in New York today:

10 August 2018
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following approval by the General Assembly, has appointed Michelle Bachelet of Chile the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.   She will succeed Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Jordan, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the United Nations.