United Nations Secretary-General Message on UN Day, 24 October 2018

United Nations Day marks the birthday of our founding Charter – the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of “we the peoples”.

Every day, the women and men of the United Nations work to give practical meaning to that Charter.

Despite the odds and the obstacles, we never give up.

Extreme poverty is being reduced but we see inequality growing.

Yet we don’t give up because we know by reducing inequality we increase hope and opportunity and peace around the world.

Climate change is moving faster than we are, but we don’t give up because we know that climate action is the only path.

Human rights are being violated in so many places.  But we don’t give up because we know respect for human rights and human dignity is a basic condition for peace.

Conflicts are multiplying – people are suffering. But we don’t give up because we know every man, woman and child deserves a life of peace.

On United Nations Day, let us reaffirm our commitment.

To repair broken trust.

To heal our planet.

To leave no one behind.

To uphold dignity for one and all, as united nations.


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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres statement on announcement of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize award

“Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to peace and a stain on our common humanity. Yet it remains widespread. Congratulations to our UN partners Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad on the Nobel Prize. We will continue to support their courageous efforts.”

— United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday’s announcement that the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege & UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence in armed conflict.

Read the full statement: bit.ly/2pC1G61

Secretary-General Addresses General Debate, 73rd Session 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN

“Our future rests on solidarity. We must repair broken trust. We must reinvigorate our multilateral project. And we must uphold dignity for one and for all.”— UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Calling for submissions: UN Day Asia-Pacific Contest 2018

“The Sustainable Development Goals, My Way”
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) isn’t just the job of the United Nations — everyone from governments, the civil society, communities and individuals all play crucial roles in progressing toward these Goals.
This year’s United Nations Day #AsiaPacific photo and GIF contest is now open! Share photos or create a GIF showing your way of promoting the SDGs in your daily life.
For more, visit: bit.ly/SDGsMyWay #SDGsMyWay