News by topic: UN Affairs, Secretary-General


UN chief congratulates Algeria on peaceful parliamentary elections

19 May – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated the people and Government of Algeria for the peaceful conduct of the 4 May parliamentary elections, for which he dispatched a group of electoral observers, his spokesperson said today.


Secretary-General Guterres praises a united Europe as 'fundamental pillar' of strong UN

17 May – Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed that the European Union's contribution is absolutely essential for the United Nations, from support to peacekeeping to protecting human rights, solving conflicts, advancing the agenda for sustainable development and fighting climate change.


In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

10 May – In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict.


UN chief urges States to disclose information concerning death of Dag Hammarskjöld

2 May – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Member States to disclose, declassify or allow access to information that they may have regarding the tragic 1961 plane crash that killed former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and the members of the party accompanying him, a UN spokesman said today.


General Assembly confirms appointment of Achim Steiner as new UN development chief

19 April – The United Nations General Assembly today confirmed the appointment of Germany’s Achim Steiner as the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).


UN chief announces senior appointments; sets up independent panel on Human Settlements Programme

12 April – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of senior officials as his envoys dealing with prevention of sexual violence in conflict and for protection of children during such crisis, respectively.