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20 December 2013 | Statement
"This year we mark Human Solidarity Day with the resolve to work together to bridge the remaining gaps to reach the Millennium Development Goals", says in his message the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
19 December 2013 | Statement
The United Nations is acting to safeguard the rights of migrants, lower the social and economic costs of migration, and promote policies that maximize the benefits of mobility, points out in his message the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
10 December 2013 | Statement
This year's observance marks 20 years since the adoption by the World Conference on Human Rights of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, remembers in his message the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
3 December 2013 | Statement
"We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society", the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
29 November 2013 | Statement
"This year's observance takes place as Israeli and Palestinian negotiators work together towards the agreed objective of a peaceful, comprehensive settlement on all permanent status issues", Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
25 November 2013 | Statement
"I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime", the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
11 November 2013 | Statement
"Science offers many answers to shared threats and many innovations that can help us seize common opportunities", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message.
6 November 2013 | Statement
"Strengthening natural resource governance and improving monitoring in conflict-affected states can help prevent resources from fuelling conflict", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message.
15 October 2013 | Statement
"Empowering rural women is crucial for ending hunger and poverty", states the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message.
11 October 2013 | Statement
"Those whose mother was also deprived of an education, who live in a poor community, or who have a disability face an even steeper climb", states the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message.
7 October 2013 | Statement
"On this World Habitat Day let us commit to making our cities and towns accessible to all", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
2 October 2013 | Statement
"The United Nations stands for the peaceful resolution of disputes and the end to all forms of violence", states the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message.
1 October 2013 | Statement
"We must address shifting demographics, especially the needs and concerns of the world's increasing number of older persons", declares the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message.
17 September 2013 | Statement
"This year we are highlighting Education for Peace. Education is vital for fostering global citizenship and building peaceful societies", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
16 September 2013 | Statement
"A generation ago, the world's nations agreed to act definitively to protect the ozone layer, initiating an inter-governmental process that blazed new trails", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
13 September 2013 | Statement
"Speak out. Participate. Reach out to understand and listen to those who may be weaker or more vulnerable than you. We all have an equal stake in our shared future", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
12 September 2013 | Statement
"South-South cooperation offers real, concrete solutions to common development challenges", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
19 August 2013 | Statement
"This year, our World Humanitarian Day campaign is calling on people to answer a question: What do you think the world needs more of?", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
12 August 2013 | Statement
"This year's observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
9 August 2013 | Statement
"Let us work together to strengthen indigenous peoples' rights and support their aspirations", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.