Official observances

Official observances

17 August 2018
SG/SM/19170-OBV/1812

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the multimedia exhibition “Surviving Terrorism:  Victim’s Voices”, in New York today:

17 August 2018
SG/SM/19171-IHA/1454-OBV/1813

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed on 19 August:

15 August 2018
SG/SM/19165-OBV/1811

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the First International Day of Remembrance of, and Tribute to, the Victims of Terrorism, to be observed on 21 August:

7 August 2018
SG/SM/19158-HR/5403-OBV/1810

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

7 August 2018
HR/5402-OBV/1809

Indigenous peoples continue to face discrimination, marginalization, violence and other infringements upon their basic rights, and these challenges are even greater when they migrate outside their traditional territories to urban areas or across international borders.

3 August 2018
SG/SM/19154-OBV/1808

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on International Youth Day, observed on 12 August:

27 July 2018
SG/SM/19146-OBV/1807

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

18 July 2018
SG/SM/19137-OBV/1805

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message on Nelson Mandela Day:

18 July 2018
SG/SM/19138-OBV/1806

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at an event to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary, in New York today:

29 June 2018
SG/SM/19119-OBV/1804

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Parliamentarism, observed on 30 June:

25 June 2018
SG/SM/19105-OBV/1802-SOC/NAR/963

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

25 June 2018
SG/SM/19106-HR/5399-OBV/1803

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, observed on 26 June:

19 June 2018
SG/SM/19096-OBV/1801-REF/1260

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

13 June 2018
SG/SM/19090-OBV/1800

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September:

12 June 2018
SG/SM/19089-OBV/1799

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Albinism Awareness Day, observed on 13 June:

11 June 2018
SG/SM/19082-OBV/1798

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

8 June 2018
SG/SM/19077-OBV/1797-SEA/2073

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World Oceans Day, observed today:

5 June 2018
SG/SM/19070-ENV/DEV/1857-OBV/1796

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

29 May 2018
SG/SM/19057-OBV/1795-PKO/733

The text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Peacekeepers’ Day ceremony in Mali today is not available in English.  For the French text, please see www.un.org/press/fr/2018/sgsm19057.doc.htm/.

24 May 2018
OBV/1794-PKO/732

On Tuesday, 29 May, the United Nations will commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.  Today, more than 96,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and police‑contributing countries serve under the blue flag, alongside more than 15,000 international and national civilian staff and nearly 1,600 United Nations Volunteers.