Breadcrumb Home / Resources / Videos / Video message of UN Secretary General on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadan Video Video message of UN Secretary General on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadan 23 March 2023 I send my warmest wishes as Muslims around the world begin observing the holy month of Ramadan. This is a moment of reflection and learning. A time to come together in a spirit of understanding and compassion, bound by our common humanity. That is also the mission of the United Nations – to foster dialogue, unity and peace. In these challenging times, my thoughts are with those facing conflict, displacement and suffering. I join everyone observing Ramadan to call for peace, mutual respect and solidarity. Let us take inspiration from this Holy Month and build a more just and equitable world for all. Ramadan Kareem.