UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s Message for Nowrus (March 21, 2023)

“Nowruz” marks new beginnings.

A “new day.”

A new year.

The arrival of spring and the rebirth of nature!

For more than 300 million people around the world, it is a time for family and friends to come together, reflect on the past, and look forward to a brighter future.

Nowruz is also a celebration of humanity’s rich cultural heritage and diversity. And a chance – for all of us – to be guided by its values of peace, dialogue, and solidarity:

  • To reaffirm our commitment to human rights and dignity;
  • To promote mutual respect and reconciliation;
  • To protect the planet and live in harmony with nature.

As we celebrate Nowruz, let us choose hope and compassion, embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, and work together to building a more peaceful, more sustainable, and more inclusive world for all.

May this Nowruz bring you joy, good health, and prosperity.

Source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-nowruz-day