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Secretary General Messages

  • MESSAGE FOR WORLD HEALTH DAY

    Today, we join WHO in recommitting to ensure that everyone, everywhere, gets the health services they need.

  • MESSAGE ON WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

    On World Autism Awareness Day, we stand up for the rights of people with autism and speak out against discrimination.

  • Secretary-General's remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination commemorates the Sharpeville massacre -- the horrific killing of 69 people peacefully demonstrating against apartheid in South Africa.

  • MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change and zero tolerance for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds.