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1909, 2017

Repair ‘world in pieces’ and create ‘world at peace,’ UN chief Guterres urges global leaders

September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a better world for all.

“We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace,” said Mr. Guterres as […]

1909, 2017

French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General

September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment, at an event held on the margins of the annual leaders’ summit of the General Assembly.

“It is about our duty of care to provide an environment that supports the health, well-being, dignity, and prosperity of everyone […]

1909, 2017

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

September 19th, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate.

The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) includes the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), UN […]

1909, 2017

Propelling Progress on Paris Agreement

September 19th, 2017|VIDEO: Climate change|

1909, 2017

The EU-UN launch Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

September 19th, 2017|VIDEO: gender equality and women's empowerment|

1909, 2017

‘Window of opportunity’ closing on non-communicable diseases, warns UN health agency

September 19th, 2017|Health, News|

Millions around the globe are dying prematurely from diseases such as cancer or heart disease, the United Nations health agency warned, urging governments to step up efforts to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

“Limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes – which are the […]

1909, 2017

UN General Assembly’s annual debate to ‘focus on people,’ ensuring decent life for all

September 19th, 2017|News|

Global leaders gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York this week for the annual round of top-level diplomatic talks known as the General Debatewill shine a spotlight on the needs of the world’s people, with discussions on vital issues such as sustainable development and climate change, and set the stage for what the President of […]

1809, 2017

As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge

September 18th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly today urged efforts to boost resilience and strengthen damage mitigation measures.

“ fits a pattern: changes to our climate are making extreme weather events more severe and frequent, pushing communities […]

1809, 2017

UN chief outlines strategy to reshape global finance for sustainable development

September 18th, 2017|News, Secretary-General|

As the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly gets underway, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the role of the UN to help reshape “unproductive and unrewarding” finance and redirect investment to creating a better world for all.

“The choices we make on finance will be critical,” Mr. Guterres told a special event held at the UN Headquarters in […]

1809, 2017

THE DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS AT CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017

September 18th, 2017|News, Press material|

THE DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL

REMARKS AT CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2017
New York, 18 September 2017
 

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to be with you for the 9th Annual New York City Climate Week.

It is an honour to be with so many climate leaders from business, states and regions, cities and national governments.

We all know that climate change is […]