Secretary-General, in Observance Message, Urges Long-Term Assistance, Justice for Terrorism Victims, Stressing Survivors’ Voices Must Be Heard

21 Aug

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, “Not Forgotten:  Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”, today in New York:

Online Commemoration ‘Not Forgotten’ Shares Terrorism Victims’ Stories, Marks International Day, in Year of Scaled Back Events

18 Aug

The third commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is taking place in trying times for the international community, with the ongoing consequences of COVID-19 felt around the world.  With the international community focused on the response to the pandemic and many memorials and commemorations cancelled, it is critical to take the time to remember and honour the victims of terrorism.

Against Fragile Global Backdrop, Secretary-General Calls for ‘New Social Contract’ in Spirit of Nelson Mandela, Marking International Day

20 Jul

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day, observed on 18 July, and the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize laureate recognition, in New York today:

General Assembly Honours Historic South African Leader with Announcement of United Nations Mandela Prize Laureates

17 Jul

NEW YORK, 17 July 2020 — In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations General Assembly will mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) with a virtual informal meeting on 20 July.  The meeting will also feature official recognition of the laureates of the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize.