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Secretary-General message for the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief, 22 August

“On this Day, we reaffirm our unwavering support for the victims of violence based on religion and belief. And we demonstrate that support by doing all in our power to prevent such attacks and demanding that those responsible are held accountable.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

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Message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Today’s Int Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking aims to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

“I welcome the theme of this International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – ‘health for justice, justice for health’ – underlining the importance of a holistic approach involving health, human rights, criminal justice and social service institutions.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Message on the Day :

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Pakistan

The Secretary-General is shocked at today’s attack in Quetta, Pakistan. He strongly condemns this cowardly act and extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The United Nations expresses its fully solidarity with the Government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.


Distinguished President of the Human Rights Council,

Madame High Commissioner, this is my first time before this Council in your new capacity. And I know your leadership will bring enormous added value to the advancement of human rights around the world.

Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends,

The Human Rights Council is the epicentre for international dialogue and cooperation on the protection of all human rights — civil, political, economic, social and cultural.

Every door you open helps promote opportunity.

Every right you secure is another brick in the building of a better world. Continue reading