Secretary-General

1310, 2017

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

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.

910, 2017

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

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.

910, 2017

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

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.

910, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Dominica

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.

910, 2017

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

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.

510, 2017

VIDEO: Guterres’ remarks ahead of trip to storm-ravaged Caribbean

October 5th, 2017|News, Secretary-General, VIDEO: Climate change|

510, 2017

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

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.

410, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on recent Caribbean hurricanes

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.

2809, 2017

‘Time to stamp out human trafficking,’ says Guterres; UN pledges action to eradicate ‘heinous crime’

September 28th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Secretary-General|

With tens of millions of human trafficking victims worldwide, “now is the time to stand together and stamp out this abominable practice,” Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres today told a high-level meeting at which Member States adopted a political Declaration reaffirming their commitment to implement a United Nations action plan to end the scourge.

“Human trafficking is all around us, in […]

2609, 2017

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at Leaders’ Dialogue on Climate Change

September 26th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

REMARKS AT LEADERS’ DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
New York, 19 September 2017

Thank you for being here today.

Your leadership is absolutely key to attaining and raising the ambition of the Paris Agreement.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria and the massive floods in South Asia are just the most recent demonstration of the urgency of tackling climate […]