UN Secretary-General's Messages
Secretary-General's remarks on Nelson Mandela International Day
Jul 18, 2017
The Secretary-General António Guterres' remarks on on Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July 2017)
Secretary-General's message on the Message on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
May 29, 2017
The Secretary-General António Guterres' message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: “Investing in Peace Around the World” (29 May 2017)
Secretary-General's remarks on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
Apr 7, 2017
"The only way to truly honour the memory of those who were killed in Rwanda is to ensure that such events never occur again." — Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for the 23nd commemoration of the Rwanda genocide
Secretary-General's message on International Women's Day 2017
Mar 8, 2017
"Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed," says UN Secretary-General António Guterres on International Women's Day.
Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb 6, 2017
"Sustainable development demands full human rights for all women and girls. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030."
Statement by the UN Secretary-General on Refugees
Jan 31, 2017
"Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations. This cannot be based on any form of discrimination related to religion, ethnicity or nationality (...)"
Secretary-General’s remarks to the African Union Summit
Jan 30, 2017
"I am here to pledge my full commitment to work with you in solidarity and respect to advance peace and security on the continent and realize the vision of Agenda 2063 and its promise of building “the Africa we want”."
"Discrimination diminishes us all": Secretary-General on combating anti-muslim discrimination and hatred
Jan 17, 2017
On 17 January 2017, the Missions of Canada, the United States, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations jointly host a full-day High-Level Forum on Combatting anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred. UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered a video message.
Appeal for peace from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Jan 1, 2017
On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?
UN Secretary-General's message on International Migrants Day
Dec 18, 2016
"On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General