Secretary-General

12 12, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the One Planet Summit

2017-12-12T16:00:20+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT Paris, 12 December 2017 [as delivered] President Macron, Excellencies, World Bank President Jim Kim, Ladies and gentlemen, We are not yet winning the war on climate change -- the defining challenge of our times. The Paris Agreement lays the basis for ambitious action. But we know that current [...]

15 11, 2017

COP23: UN chief urges more ambition, leadership and partnerships on climate action

2017-11-16T17:22:24+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.

13 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s message for International Day for Disaster Reduction

2017-11-13T19:02:53+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"Let’s put more effort into tackling disaster risk to create a safer, more sustainable world for all," he says.

9 10, 2017

UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

2017-11-16T15:31:40+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

The category-5 storm made landfall on 18 September, thrashing the country with extreme winds and rain. It left people without electricity and water, destroyed homes and health clinics and isolated communities on the mountainous island.

9 10, 2017

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action

2017-11-16T15:31:42+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

“I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda.

9 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Dominica

2017-11-16T15:31:43+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"There must be new financial instruments, bonds of different natures, linked mainly to the buildup of resilience," he said.

9 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Antigua-and-Barbuda

2017-10-09T19:09:14+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.

5 10, 2017

UN chief urges world to implement Paris Agreement ‘with greater ambition’

2017-11-16T15:31:46+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.

4 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on recent Caribbean hurricanes

2017-11-16T15:31:47+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.