Secretary-General

301, 2017

Guterres cites multilateralism, teamwork as critical to achieving UN goals

January 3rd, 2017|News, Partnerships, Secretary-General|

On his first day in office, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for teamwork.

101, 2017

New UN chief Guterres pledges to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’

January 1st, 2017|News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

3012, 2016

Ban Ki-moon to be special guest at Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration

December 30th, 2016|News, Press material, Secretary-General|

The Secretary-General will launch the official 60-second countdown to the New Year, and call on people around the world to take action in support of the SDGs.

1511, 2016

Secretary-General’s remarks to the press at COP22

November 15th, 2016|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

"I will never cease, even after my retirement, to work with the United Nations and my colleagues, and world leaders to make sure that this climate change agreement is in full implementation," Ban said.

411, 2016

UN calls for strong climate action as Paris Agreement enters into force

November 4th, 2016|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

Meeting with civil society representatives, the Secretary-General said, “I ask each and every one of you to keep up the fight. Hold governments accountable and press for action.”

2510, 2016

Global Goals can ‘propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet,’ Ban says on UN Day

October 25th, 2016|News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Mr. Ban said that major progress has been made towards a more sustainable future through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement on climate change.

1710, 2016

“Take strong ownership” of a “vital” new development agenda, Secretary-General urges mayors across the world

October 17th, 2016|Cities, News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged mayors across the world to “take strong ownership” of a new global agenda for sustainable development in the towns and cities they represent.

1010, 2016

UN, private sector to create platform for financing SDGs

October 10th, 2016|Financing for Development, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

"This global initiative can support the identification and piloting of innovative finance instruments that can drive investment and support well thought-out SDG interventions," Ban Ki-moon said.

210, 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes India to the Paris Agreement

October 2nd, 2016|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

India’s leadership builds on the continued strong political momentum from Paris for urgent global action on climate change

1609, 2016

Media advisory: First anniversary of SDGs to be marked at General Assembly

September 16th, 2016|News, Press material, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Over 140 world leaders to gather in New York as UN marks first year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals
19-23 September, UN Headquarters in New York
Since the unanimous adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, governments, the private sector and civil society are quickly […]