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The Secretary – General – Message on the International Day of Peace – 21 September 2016

20th September 2016 Latest News, Press Releases, Secretary-General message
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rings the Peace Bell at the annual ceremony held at UN headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace,21 September 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rings the Peace Bell at the annual ceremony held at UN headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace,21 September 2016

Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire.
The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end.

But peace is about much more than putting weapons aside. It is about building a global society in which people live free from poverty and share the benefits of prosperity. It is about growing together and supporting each other as a universal family.

 

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UN Secretary General’s message on International Literacy Day (8th September 2016)

8th September 2016 Latest News, Press Releases, Secretary-General message

MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

This year, the world the world has embarked on implementing the ambitious and transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  With its 17 universal, integrated and interdependent Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is an action plan for people, planet, partnership and peace.

Literacy stands at heart of the 2030 Agenda.  It is a foundation for human rights, gender equality, and sustainable societies.  It essential to all our efforts to end extreme poverty and promote well-being for all people.  That is why the Sustainable Development Goals aim for universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives. (more…)

UN Chief plants a special a tree in honour of Mandela Day

25th July 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Secretary-General message

 

UN Chief plants a special a tree in honour of Mandela Day

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon plants a special a tree in honour of Mandela Day in Durban

UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon recently attended the official opening of the International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban. During his visit, Mr Ban met with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other senior government officials as well as civil society leaders. The UN Chief addressed media on the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on access to Medicines. (more…)

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY 18 July 2016

18th July 2016 Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases, Secretary-General message

 

Nelson Mandela and UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon

Nelson Mandela and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and work of a legend who embodied the highest values of the United Nations.

Madiba was a model global citizen whose example continues to guide us in our work to build a better world for all.

Today, we remember a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement who worked tirelessly for peace and human dignity.

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Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda – 7 April 2016

11th April 2016 Information for Media, Latest News, News and Media, Press Releases, Secretary-General message

 

Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. UN Photo/ Mark Garten

Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. UN Photo/ Mark Garten

In 1994, more than 800,000 people were systematically murdered throughout Rwanda. The vast majority were Tutsi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and others were also targeted. On this Day, we remember all who perished in the genocide and renew our resolve to prevent such atrocities from ever being repeated, anywhere in the world.

We should all be inspired by the survivors’ courage in showing that reconciliation is possible even after such a tragedy. With the Great Lakes region still facing serious threats to peace and security, healing and reconstruction remain essential.

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