SECRETARY GENERAL Statements

Secretary-General's Message on World Toilet Day 19 November

Secretary-General's Message on World Toilet Day 19 November

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the importance of sanitation, safe water and handwashing facilities to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Everyone should have acc....more
 THE SECRETARY-GENERAL   --  MESSAGE ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY  10 October 2020

 THE SECRETARY-GENERAL  -- MESSAGE ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 10 October 2020

Around the world, nearly 1 billion people live with a mental disorder.  Every 40 seconds, someone dies from suicide.  And depression is now recognized as a leading cause ....more
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE ON COVID-19 AND MISINFORMATION

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE ON COVID-19 AND MISINFORMATION

As the world fights the deadly COVID-19 pandemic – the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War – we are also seeing another epidemic -- a dangerous epidemi....more
SECRETARY-GENERAL'S MESSAGE ON WORLD HEALTH DAY     7 April 2020

SECRETARY-GENERAL'S MESSAGE ON WORLD HEALTH DAY 7 April 2020

  World Health Day this year comes at a very difficult time for all of us.   My message today is to our health care workers -- the nurses, midwives, technicians, param....more
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S STATEMENT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND COVID19

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S STATEMENT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND COVID19

  The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world.I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to foc....more
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