Secretary-General

28 09, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:31:52+00:00 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, [...]

26 09, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:31:55+00:00 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 [...]

26 09, 2017

SDG Advocates meet with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General

2017-11-16T15:31:56+00:00 September 26th, 2017|SDG Advocates, Secretary-General|

The SDG Advocates met with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations Headquarters on Sunday, September 17. Led by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway via video conference in Oslo, the Advocates, the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General Liu, discussed how they can increase knowledge of [...]

20 09, 2017

With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

2017-11-16T15:32:04+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

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 [...]

19 09, 2017

French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General

2017-11-16T15:32:06+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment, at an event held on the margins of the annual leaders’ summit of the General Assembly. “It is about our duty of care to provide an environment that supports the health, well-being, dignity, and prosperity of [...]

18 09, 2017

UN Secretary-General, business and local leaders identify sectors for aggressive climate action and implementation of Paris Agreement

2017-11-16T15:32:09+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

New York, 18 September—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and global leaders from local governments, the private sector and civil society agreed to accelerate efforts on climate action and to implement the Paris Agreement at a meeting during the UN General Assembly High Level Week. The discussions herald a new phase in efforts aimed at mobilizing [...]

18 09, 2017

UN chief outlines strategy to reshape global finance for sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:32:10+00:00 September 18th, 2017|News, Secretary-General|

As the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly gets underway, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the role of the UN to help reshape “unproductive and unrewarding” finance and redirect investment to creating a better world for all. “The choices we make on finance will be critical,” Mr. Guterres told a special event held at the UN Headquarters [...]

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 [...]

19 08, 2017

‘Civilians are Not a Target,’ says UN chief on World Humanitarian Day

2017-11-16T15:32:53+00:00 August 19th, 2017|News, Secretary-General|

On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations and its partners are calling on all global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict, and to stand with the health and aid workers who risk their lives to help them. “Let the world know: Civilians are Not A Target,” underscored Secretary-General António [...]