Statement to the Press – 6 January 2020

The New Year has begun with our world in turmoil. We are living in dangerous times.  Geopolitical tensions are at their highest level this century. And this turbulence is escalating. Even nuclear non-proliferation can no longer be taken for granted.  This cauldron of tensions is leading more and more countries to take unpredicted decisions with […]

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SG’s address to the Human Rights Council

Distinguished President of the Human Rights Council,Madame High Commissioner,Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, I would like to start by expressing my appreciation and admiration for the work being carried out by High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet and her Office.Her personal history… her understanding of what it means for a society and an individual to suffer human rights violations… […]

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Remarks at the opening of the exhibit marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Excellencies, Mr. Zoltan Matyash, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, It is an honour to be here with you today at the opening of this exhibit. The United Nations is fortunate to host such a deeply moving and important collection of photographs. Seventy-five years ago, when soldiers of the Soviet army entered Auschwitz, they were stunned […]

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