UN Secretary-General: Message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May

Antonio Guterres (UN Photo - Evan Schneider)

Today we honour more than one million men and women who have served as United Nations peacekeepers since our first mission in 1948.

We remember the more than 3,800 personnel who paid the ultimate price.

And we express our deepest gratitude to the 100,000 civilian, police and military peacekeepers deployed around the world today, and to the countries that contribute these brave and dedicated women and men. 

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UN Secretary-General: Message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 27 January

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Dear friends,

Today we honour the memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust - and the many other victims of unprecedented, calculated cruelty and horror.

This year's observance falls amid an alarming increase in anti-Semitism.

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UN Secretary-General: Message for International Migrants Day, 18 December

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (UN Photo - Evan Schneider)

Migration is a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding. It allows millions of people to seek new opportunities, benefiting communities of origin and destination alike.

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UN Secretary-General: Message on Human Rights Day, 10 December

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Photo: internet)

For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being … and bringing hope to dark places.

The rights proclaimed in the Declaration apply to everyone - no matter our race, belief, location or other distinction of any kind.

Human rights are universal and eternal.

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UN Secretary-General: Message on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25 November

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (UN Photo: Evan Schneider)

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic.  It is a moral affront to all women and girls, a mark of shame on all our societies and a major obstacle to inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.  At its core, violence against women and girls is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect - a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women.  It is an issue of fundamental human rights.

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