Minsk, Belarus

21 June 2019

Secretary-General's video message for second European Games

I am pleased to greet the European Games in Minsk.
 
I send best wishes to the more than four thousand athletes from fifty countries who are taking part.
 
Sport can be a wonderful agent of friendship, mutual respect and peace.
 
I welcome the principles of non-discrimination and inclusion under which the European Games are being held.
 
These values are also at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals – our shared plan to leave no one behind.
 
Let us use sport to build the peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future we want.  
 
Thank you.