Official observances

Official observances

18 July 2019
SG/SM/19670-OBV/1899

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Nelson Mandela International Day, in New York today:

17 July 2019
SG/SM/19668-OBV/1898

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Nelson Mandela International Day, observed on 18 July:

10 July 2019
SG/SM/19659-OBV/1897-POP/1088

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Population Day, observed on 11 July:

25 June 2019
SG/SM/19644-OBV/1896

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

24 June 2019
SG/SM/19642-OBV/1895-SOC/NAR/966

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

21 June 2019
SG/SM/19638-OBV/1894-WOM/2185

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for International Widows’ Day, observed on 23 June:

20 June 2019
DSG/SM/1297-OBV/1893

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the International Day of Yoga, in New York today:

19 June 2019
SG/SM/19629-OBV/1891

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

19 June 2019
SG/SM/19631-OBV/1892-REF/1261

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

16 June 2019
SG/SM/19623-OBV/1890

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Family Remittances, observed today:

12 June 2019
SG/SM/19621-ENV/DEV/1960-OBV/1889

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the World Day to Combat Desertification, observed on 17 June:

7 June 2019
SG/SM/19616-OBV/1888-SEA/2103

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s message for World Oceans Day, observed on 8 June:

31 May 2019
SG/SM/19607-ENV/DEV/1957-OBV/1887

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Environment day, observed on 5 June:

24 May 2019
SG/SM/19595-OBV/1886-PKO/790

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, in New York today:

23 May 2019
SG/SM/19592-OBV/1885-PKO/789

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:

22 May 2019
SG/SM/19589-OBV/1884

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May:

21 May 2019
OBV/1883-PKO/788

As New York Headquarters observes the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and preside over a ceremony for the posthumous award of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal to 119 military, police and civilian personnel who have paid the ultimate price while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2018 and early 2019.

21 May 2019
SG/SM/19588-ENV/DEV/1954-OBV/1882

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on 22 May:

20 May 2019
DSG/SM/1282-OBV/1881

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks for World Bee Day, observed today:

16 May 2019
SG/SM/19583-OBV/1880-PI/2261

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, observed on 17 May: