8 March 2020 | Statement
Message by the United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres.
9 August 2019 | Statement
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world. A significant proportion still lack basic rights, with systematic discrimination and exclusion continuing to threaten ways of life, cultures and identities.
11 July 2019 | Statement
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet. On World Population Day, we recognize that this mission is closely interrelated with demographic trends including population growth, ageing, migration and urbanization."
4 June 2019 | Statement
"On World Environment Day, I ask each of us to act so we can breathe more easily. From pressuring politicians and businesses to changing our own habits, we can reduce pollution and beat climate change," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
21 March 2019 | Statement
"We are all connected by our humanity. We are all equal. We should all be looking out for each other’s welfare", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
8 March 2019 | Statement
"Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. We live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. Only when we see women’s rights as our common objective, a route to change that benefits everyone, will we begin to shift the balance", UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlights on his message.
8 March 2018 | Statement
"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
4 December 2017 | Statement
On this day, let us remove physical and cultural barriers, build resilient societies and create opportunities that truly leave no one behind, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, says in his message.
18 July 2017 | Statement
"Today, as we commemorate Nelson Mandela’s lifetime of service, the best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or in ceremonies, but actions that improve our world", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
7 March 2017 | Statement
"Closing the gender gap in employment could add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says in his message.
18 December 2016 | Statement
"I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon points out in his annual message.
10 December 2016 | Statement
"Wherever we are, each of us can make a difference for human rights -- in our neighbourhoods, in school, at work, on social media, at home and even in sporting arenas across the world", Ban Ki-moon says.
24 November 2016 | Statement
"Today, we are seeing the world lit up in orange, symbolizing a bright future for women and girls", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
24 October 2016 | Statement
"This year’s observance of United Nations Day occurs at a time of transition for the world and for the United Nations," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his annual message.
17 October 2016 | Statement
Today, some 1 billion people live in extreme poverty and more than 800 million endure hunger and malnutrition, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns.
11 October 2016 | Statement
"The wellbeing, human rights and empowerment of the world’s 1.1 billion girls are central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. When we agreed on that agenda, we promised girls quality education and health services", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
3 October 2016 | Statement
This month, Governments will meet in Ecuador for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). This conference is designed to reflect what we want the cities of the future to look like, Ban Ki-moon says.
1 October 2016 | Statement
The global population of older persons is expected to rise from just over 900 million in 2015 to 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050, Ban Ki-moon points out in his message.
24 September 2016 | Statement
"I am encouraged that many governments across the world are aligning their policies and programmes behind the 17 Sustainable Development Goals", Ban Ki-moon says.
19 August 2016 | Statement
“I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk, and I urge everyone to sign on to the United Nations 'World You’d Rather' campaign,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.