New York

28 November 2016

Secretary-General's video message for UN Cares Awards

Dear colleagues and friends,
In a world where multiple issues call for our attention, HIV remains an issue of global importance and relevance to UN personnel and their families.
I launched UN Cares in 2008, to help the United Nations system become a model workplace with regard to HIV.
I am proud of the inter-agency teams of UN Cares volunteers who have undertaken creative efforts to implement that vision.
As I complete my term as Secretary-General, I want to honour all involved in UN Cares for their outstanding work.
Today I warmly congratulate this year’s winning teams: Ethiopia, Malawi and the Russian Federation.
The United Nations is working worldwide to end AIDS by 2030.
I thank and commend all who are helping to ensure that the United Nations continues to be an organization that cares.
To learn more about UN Cares visit