Category Archives: Messages

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December

By | 9 December 2018

Secretary-General’s Message for 2018 Corruption is present in all countries, rich and poor, North and South. It is an assault on the values of the United Nations. It robs societies of schools, hospitals and other vital services, drives away foreign investment and strips nations of their natural resources. It undermines the rule of law and… Read More »

Message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 2018

By | 28 November 2018

This year’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People takes place at a time of turmoil, trouble and torment. The decades-long Palestinian struggle for self-determination, independence and a life of dignity faces numerous obstacles, including: continued military occupation of Palestinian territory; ongoing violence and incitement; continued settlement construction and expansion; deep uncertainties about the… Read More »

UN Secretary-General’s Spokesman on African Union reforms

By | 23 November 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General on African Union reforms The Secretary-General commends the African Union and particularly the Chairperson of the African Union, President Paul Kagame, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, for the progress achieved on the institutional reform of the continental organisation adopted at the 11thExtraordinary… Read More »

The Secretary General message on Africa Industrialization Day, 20 November

By | 20 November 2018

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Africa. It generates jobs, reduces poverty, hunger and inequality, empowers women, expands opportunities for young people, while also improving health, safeguarding the environment and tackling climate change.