UN chief Antonio Guterres urged to remember the lessons of 1945.
"In the days of remembrance and reconciliation we pay tribute to the millions who died in the Second world war and remembering their suffering. We must never forget about the Holocaust and other serious and heinous crimes committed by the Nazis," said Guterres in the address in memory of the victims of the Second world war.
According to him, the awareness of the special importance of international solidarity and universal values led to the creation of the UN, whose main objective is to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.
"Our world continues to suffer the consequences of conflict. Even during the current crisis COVID-19 we are witnessing new attempts to sow discord between the people and spread hatred," said Guterres.
"as we mark this 75th anniversary, let us remember the lessons of 1945 and combine efforts to eliminate the pandemic and build the future that thrives on peace, security and dignity for all," he said.