Secretary-General António Guterres delivers his 2021 New Year's video message.

If we work together in unity and solidarity…rays of hope can reach around the world. That’s the lesson of this most difficult year — ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres delivers his 2021 New Year's video message.

Video Highlights

António Guterres' New Year Message

"Together, let’s make peace among ourselves and with nature, tackle the climate crisis, stop the spread of COVID-19, and make 2021 a year of healing."

World Food Day 2020

"In a world of plenty, it is a grave affront that hundreds of millions go to bed hungry each night."

WFP 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

 “The women and men of the WFP brave danger and distance to deliver life-saving sustenance to those devastated by conflict, to people suffering   because of disaster, to children and families uncertain about their next meal.”

International Day of Older Persons

"The world marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons as we reckon with the disproportionate and severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on older persons around the world – not only on their health, but on their rights and well-being."

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