Official observances

Official observances

17 November 2017
SG/SM/18788-OBV/1752

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on Africa Industrialization Day, to be observed on 20 November:

3 November 2017
SG/SM/18777-ENV/DEV/1823-OBV/1751

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, observed on 6 November:

2 November 2017
SG/SM/18776-OBV/1750

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, observed today, 2 November:

24 October 2017
DSG/SM/1106-OBV/1748-ORG/1658

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the staff ceremony to mark United Nations Day:

24 October 2017
SG/SM/18762-OBV/1749-ORG/1660

The text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at a reception for United Nations Day in Bangui, Central African Republic, today, is not available in English.  For the French text, please see www.un.org/press/fr/2017/sgsm18762.doc.htm.

18 October 2017
SG/SM/18754-OBV/1747-ORG/1655

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for United Nations Day, to be observed on 24 October:

17 October 2017
SG/SM/18753-DEV/3295-OBV/1746

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed today:

13 October 2017
SG/SM/18746-IHA/1438-OBV/1745

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction:

9 October 2017
SG/SM/18737-OBV/1744

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the opening ceremony of World Post Day, in Berne, Switzerland, today:

26 September 2017
SG/SM/18725-DC/3742-OBV/1743

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, in New York today:

18 September 2017
SG/SM/18686-OBV/1742

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

15 September 2017
SG/SM/18679-OBV/1740

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Peace Bell Ceremony in New York today:

15 September 2017
SG/SM/18681-OBV/1741

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the International Day of Peace student observance, in New York today:

13 September 2017
SG/SM/18675-ENV/DEV/1801-OBV/1739

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, observed on 16 September:

28 August 2017
SG/SM/18653-DC/3731-OBV/1738

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, to be observed on 29 August:

18 August 2017
SG/SM/18647-OBV/1736

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

18 August 2017
SG/SM/18648-OBV/1737

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Stand Together” event to mark World Humanitarian Day 2017, in New York today:

11 August 2017
SG/SM/18638-OBV/1735

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on International Youth Day, in New York today:

18 July 2017
SG/SM/18616-GA/11930-OBV/1734

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly informal plenary on Nelson Mandela International Day:

22 June 2017
SG/SM/18585-OBV/1733-SOC/NAR/961

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