Official observances

Official observances

21 May 2018
SG/SM/19046-ENV/DEV/1854-OBV/1791

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

17 May 2018
SG/SM/19036-OBV/1790-PI/2232

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in Geneva today:

3 May 2018
SG/SM/19018-OBV/1789-PI/2230

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

1 May 2018
SG/SM/19013-OBV/1788

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the Day of Vesak, in New York today:

13 April 2018
SG/SM/18988-OBV/1787

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in New York today:

4 April 2018
SG/SM/18972-DC/3765-OBV/1785

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, observed today:

4 April 2018
DSG/SM/1152-DC/3766-OBV/1786

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the reception and opening of the exhibition “Mine Action: Advancing Protection, Peace and Development”, in New York today:

3 April 2018
SG/SM/18969-OBV/1783

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Health Day, observed on 7 April:

3 April 2018
SG/SM/18970-OBV/1784

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, observed on 7 April:

29 March 2018
SG/SM/18962-OBV/1782

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on World Autism Awareness Day, observed on 2 April:

26 March 2018
SG/SM/18958-GA/12006-OBV/1781

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly commemorative meeting for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, in New York today:

26 March 2018
GA/12005

While the abominable buying and selling of human beings had been abolished some 200 years ago, the nefarious impacts of that practice were still present in everyday realities, speakers stressed today as the General Assembly marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

25 March 2018
SG/SM/18955-OBV/1780-ORG/1665

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, observed today:

22 March 2018
SG/SM/18951-ENV/DEV/1839-OBV/1779

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the International Decade for Action 2018‑2028 — “Water for Sustainable Development”, in New York today:

21 March 2018
SG/SM/18945-ENV/DEV/1837-OBV/1778

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at a tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Forests, hosted by the Netherlands in its capacity as President of the Security Council, in New York today:

20 March 2018
SG/SM/18942-GA/12004-RD/1020

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly meeting on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in New York today:

20 March 2018
SG/SM/18943-OBV/1777

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Nowruz celebration in New York today:

15 March 2018
SG/SM/18937-HR/5385-OBV/1776

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on 25 March:

8 March 2018
SG/SM/18927-OBV/1774-WOM/2131

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for International Women’s Day, aired today:

8 March 2018
SG/SM/18928-OBV/1775-WOM/2132

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