UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Message for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 2023

On 27 January 2023, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message for the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust Today, we honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. We remember the six million Jewish children, women, and men, as well as the Roma and Sinti, the people with disabilities, and countless others who perished. We reflect on the millions of individual lives cut short; the millions of futures stolen away. As we mourn the loss of so many and so much, we also recognize that the Holocaust was not inevitable. No…

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THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REMARKS ON SIGNING OF BLACK SEA GRAIN INITIATIVE

Yesterday, 22 July 2022, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres held a speech in Istanbul at the signing of the Black Sea grain exports agreement: Your Excellency, President Erdoğan, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, there is a beacon on the Black Sea. A beacon of hope – a beacon of possibility – a beacon of relief — in a world that needs it more than ever. I want to recognize and thank all those who helped make it happen. To our hosts, President Erdoğan and the government of Türkiye: Your facilitation and persistence have been essential through every step of this process….