Facing Hardships, Tests, Humanity Must Work Together to Advance Peace, Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Says in Chinese Lunar New Year Message
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the occasion of the Chinese Lunar New Year 2023, observed on 19 January:
Chun Jie Kuai Le. I am pleased to send my warmest greetings as we enter the Year of the Rabbit.
The rabbit is a symbol of energy and dexterity. These are qualities we need as humanity faces hardship and tests.
I thank China for your strong partnership with the United Nations and support for international cooperation.
By working together as a global community, we can advance peace, sustainable development and a better world for all.
In a spirit of hope and new beginnings, I wish you and your families good health, prosperity and happiness in the Lunar New Year. Xie Xie!