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

United Nations Day highlights the enduring ideals of the Charter, adopted on this date 74 years ago.

Amid stormy global seas, the Charter remains our shared moral anchor. 

At this time of turbo-charged change, the United Nations remains focused on the real problems of real people.


UN Secretary-General: Message on World Environment Day, 5 June

The theme for this year's World Environment Day is air pollution.  All around the world -- from megacities to small villages - people are breathing dirty air.  An estimated nine out of ten people worldwide are exposed to air pollutants that exceed World Health Organization air quality guidelines.  This is lowering life expectancy and damaging economies across the planet.


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. 


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.


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.