United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
September 9, 2021
UN Security Council Press Statement Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks
Twenty years ago, the members of the Security Council quickly condemned the horrifying terrorist attacks which took place in the United States on September 11, 2001.
Today, the members of the Security Council marked this solemn anniversary with a visit to the September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. The members of the Security Council are as united today as they were 20 years ago in their commitment to prevent and counter terrorism, in all its forms and wherever it occurs, consistent with international law.
The members of the Security Council offer their condolences to the families and friends of those killed in these attacks, recognizing that more than 90 countries lost citizens.
So, today, the members of the Security Council re-commit to the words set forth in the Charter of the United Nations to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war…and for these ends to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security.” Those words are a guiding light to all nations as we engage in our solemn task to make the world safer and more secure.
*Photo courtesy of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum