UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on International Migrants Day, 18 December

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

VIENNA, 15 December (UN Information Service) - On International Migrants Day, we recognize the contributions and celebrate the vitality of the world's 258 million migrants.

Evidence overwhelmingly shows that migrants generate economic, social and cultural benefits for societies everywhere. Yet hostility towards migrants is unfortunately growing around the world. Solidarity with migrants has never been more urgent.


UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on International Day for the elimination of violence against women, 25 November

UN Secretary-General António Guterres (UN Photo, Evan Schneider)

VIENNA, 25 November (UN Information Service) - Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community, particularly affecting those who are most marginalized and vulnerable. Around the world, more than 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lives; 750 million women were married before age 18, and more than 250 million have undergone Female Genital Mutilation.


UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Message on United Nations Day, 24 October

Antonio Guterres (UN Photo, Evan Schneider)

VIENNA, 24 October (UN Information Service) - Our world faces many grave challenges.

Widening conflicts and inequality.

Extreme weather and deadly intolerance.


UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Message for the International Day of Peace

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

VIENNA, 21 September (UN Information Service) - On the International Day of Peace, we reflect on the cruel price of war.  Ruined schools.  Bombed hospitals.  Broken families.  Refugees searching for hope.  Countries in crisis.

The United Nations was born from a terrible world war.  Our mission is to work for peace - every day and everywhere.


Secretary-General Appoints Alison Smale of United Kingdom Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Alison Smale. (Foto: internet)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations Department of Public Information. She succeeds Cristina Gallach of Spain to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization. The Secretary-General also wishes to extend his appreciation to Maher Nasser who served as Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.