Peace and justice

19 01, 2018

UN chief spotlights potential offered by cooperation among countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan

2018-01-19T19:16:17+00:00 January 19th, 2018|News, Partnerships, Peace and justice|

The threats of violent extremism and transnational organized crime in Afghanistan reverberate across Central Asia and the world and countering them cannot be the responsibility of one country alone, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, urging regional and multilateral cooperation, based firmly on human rights.

18 01, 2018

In Doha, General Assembly President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda

2018-01-18T18:42:20+00:00 January 18th, 2018|News, Peace and justice|

Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle.

16 01, 2018

Warning that ‘peace remains elusive,’ UN chief outlines areas for action in 2018

2018-01-17T21:39:27+00:00 January 16th, 2018|News, Peace and justice|

Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New Year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and [...]

19 09, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:32:06+00:00 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 [...]

8 09, 2017

INTERVIEW: UN must lead ‘surge in diplomacy’ for peace, Guterres says ahead of 72nd General Assembly

2017-11-16T15:32:44+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

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 [...]

24 01, 2017

Guterres highlights importance of recognizing the links between peace and sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:38:14+00:00 January 24th, 2017|News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

“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.

19 01, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Economic Forum

2017-11-16T15:38:17+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Peace and justice, Poverty, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

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 [...]

22 12, 2016

Report: Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children

2017-11-16T15:38:27+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Peace and justice|

“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.