Official observances

Official observances

27 January 2020
SG/SM/19950

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

27 January 2020
SG/SM/19951

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Holocaust memorial ceremony, on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, in New York today:

24 January 2020
DSG/SM/1385

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the observance for the International Day of Education, today in New York:

22 January 2020
Note No. 6531

The United Nations Department of Global Communications will organize several events on 27 January to observe the 2020 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.

12 December 2019
SG/SM/19912-DEV/3433-OBV/1948

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

11 December 2019
SG/SM/19909-OBV/1947

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

10 December 2019
SG/SM/19903-HR/5455-OBV/1946

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on Human Rights Day:  “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights”, in New York today:

9 December 2019
SG/SM/19900-OBV/1944

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide, observed today:

9 December 2019
SG/SM/19901-OBV/1945

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for International Anti‑Corruption Day, observed today:

3 December 2019
SG/SM/19891-HR/5452-OBV/1942

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for Human Rights Day with the theme:  “Youth standing up for human rights”, observed on 10 December:

3 December 2019
SG/SM/19892-OBV/1943

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for International Volunteer Day, observed on 5 December:

2 December 2019
SG/SM/19890-ENV/DEV/2025-OBV/1941

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the launch of the International Year of Plant Health, in Rome today:

27 November 2019
SG/SM/19883-OBV/1940-PAL/2236

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed on 29 November:

25 November 2019
SG/SM/19876-OBV/1938-WOM/2202

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November:

25 November 2019
SG/SM/19877-HR/5451-OBV/1939

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December:

20 November 2019
SG/SM/19866-AIDS/215-OBV/1937

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

18 November 2019
SG/SM/19861-OBV/1936

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

12 November 2019
SG/SM/19856-OBV/1935

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims, observed on 17 November:

12 November 2019
SG/SM/19855-OBV/1934-SOC/4882

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World Diabetes Day, observed on 14 November:

31 October 2019
SG/SM/19839-ENV/DEV/2017-OBV/1933

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Tsunami Day, observed 5 November: