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 [...]
INTERVIEW: UN must lead ‘surge in diplomacy’ for peace, Guterres says ahead of 72nd General Assembly
As the excitement starts to build ahead of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual high-level session – which sees Heads of State and Government and top ministers from nearly all Member States gather in New York to weigh in on the vital issues of the day – Secretary-General António Guterres sat down with UN News to talk about the [...]
“We need a global response that addresses the root causes of conflict, and integrates peace, sustainable development and human rights in a holistic way – from conception to execution,” Mr. Guterres told a UN General Assembly high-level dialogue.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S REMARKS AT THE SPECIAL SESSION ON “COOPERATION FOR PEACE: TACKLING THE ROOT CAUSES OF GLOBAL CRISES” Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2016 Thank you very much, Professor Schwab. It is good to be back in Davos – even if I would start by saying that we live in a dangerous world. We see a [...]
To achieve the SDGs by the 2030 deadline, Mr. Whitaker stressed the importance of “common people” being empowered to act.
“Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.
Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching.
In China today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the country’s relationship with the Organization, noting in particular its crucial role in improving tensions, building peace and promoting the agenda on climate change.
Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General today called for “a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane,” to the challenges posed by the world drug problem.