Official observances

Official observances

21 March 2019
SG/SM/19502-OBV/1867

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed on 21 March:

21 March 2019
SG/SM/19503-OBV/1868-ENV/DEV/1931

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Water Day, observed on 22 March:

19 March 2019
SG/SM/19500-OBV/1866

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

12 March 2019
SG/SM/19491-HR/5428-OBV/1865

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:

8 March 2019
SG/SM/19485-OBV/1864-WOM/2169

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

6 March 2019
SG/SM/19484-OBV/1863-WOM/2168

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Women’s Day, observed on 8 March:

19 February 2019
SG/SM/19465-ENV/DEV/1923-OBV/1862

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Wildlife Day, observed on 3 March:

7 February 2019
SG/SM/19456-OBV/1860-PI/2250

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Radio Day, observed on 13 February:

7 February 2019
SG/SM/19457-OBV/1861-WOM/2166

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed on 11 February:

1 February 2019
SG/SM/19449-HR/5424-OBV/1859

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed on 6 February:

28 January 2019
SG/SM/19447-OBV/1857

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Holocaust memorial ceremony, in New York today:

28 January 2019
SG/SM/19448-OBV/1858

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Park East Synagogue Holocaust Remembrance ceremony in New York, 26 January:

23 January 2019
SG/SM/19439-OBV/1855

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Education, observed on 24 January:

23 January 2019
SG/SM/19440-OBV/1856

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed on 27 January:

23 January 2019
Note No. 6518

The United Nations will mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial ceremony, beginning on Monday, 28 January, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall.

18 December 2018
SG/SM/19419-OBV/1854

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, to event marking Arabic Language Day, in New York today:

14 December 2018
SG/SM/19407-DEV/3380-OBV/1853

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Migrants Day, observed on 18 December:

11 December 2018
SG/SM/19403-OBV/1852

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on International Universal Health Coverage Day, observed on 12 December:

10 December 2018
SG/SM/19402-HR/5418-OBV/1851

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:

7 December 2018
SG/SM/19399-L/T/4467-OBV/1850

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the seventieth anniversary of the Genocide Convention and the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, in New York today: