United Nations Secretary-General’s video message on Beginning of Ramadan 2023

Secretary-General Urges ‘Peace, Mutual Respect, Solidarity’, in Message Marking Beginning of Ramadan Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the beginning of Ramadan, on 22 March: I send my warmest wishes as Muslims around the world begin observing the holy month of Ramadan. This is a moment of reflection and ...

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Secretary General Video Message on International Women’s Day 2023

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women and girls across all walks of life, in all corners of the world. But we also recognize the enormous obstacles they face — from structural injustices, marginalization, and violence, to cascading crises that affect them first and worst, to the denial of their personal autonomy ...

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The Secretary-General Video Message on World Habitat Day 5 October 2020

Each year World Habitat Day focuses attention on the state of the world’s towns and cities. This year’s observance highlights the centrality of housing as a driver for sustainable urban development. Currently, 1 billion people live in overcrowded settlements with inadequate housing. By 2030, that number will rise to 1.6 billion. Action is needed now ...

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