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Secretary-General’s opening remarks at the London Somalia Conference

11th May 2017 Latest News, Secretary-General message

London, 11 May 2017

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are here to support Somalia at a moment which is both tragic and hopeful. And I do believe that Somalia can be in the near future the kind of good news that we badly need in the international community and in our troubled world.

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10th May 2017 Secretary-General message

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE DAY OF VESAK 10 May 2017

I send my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the Day of Vesak in honour of the birth of Lord Buddha. Everyone can draw inspiration from his journey. Born a sheltered prince, Shakyamuni went out into the world to confront and overcome human suffering. As one sutra states, “Because all living beings are subject to illness, I am ill as well.”

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL – MESSAGE ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 3 May 2017

3rd May 2017 Secretary-General message

Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless.

Media workers suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death.

We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation.And we need everyone to stand for our right to truth.On World Press Freedom Day, I call for an end to all crackdowns against journalists – because a free press advances peace and justice for all.

When we protect journalists, their words and pictures can change our world.

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Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

11th April 2017 Articles, Information for Media, Latest News, Secretary-General message
Secretary-General António Guterres designates children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Secretary-General António Guterres designates children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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The Secretary General message for the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, 7 April 2017

6th April 2017 Latest News, Secretary-General message

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Today we remember all those who perished in the genocide in Rwanda 23 years ago.

More than 800,000 people were systematically murdered across the country – overwhelmingly Tutsi, along with moderate Hutu, Twa and others.

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