Secretary-General

2609, 2017

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

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 the […]

2009, 2017

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

September 20th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

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

1909, 2017

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

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 as […]

1909, 2017

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

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 everyone […]

1809, 2017

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

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 and […]

1809, 2017

UN chief outlines strategy to reshape global finance for sustainable development

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 in […]

809, 2017

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

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 […]

1908, 2017

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

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 Guterres […]

1108, 2017

Youth can play ‘critical role’ in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

August 11th, 2017|News, Secretary-General, Youth|

In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people.

“I’m truly happy to address you on International Youth Day,” the Secretary-General said a video message. “As Secretary-General of the United […]

408, 2017

Organizational reform moves ahead as Guterres receives proposals on a strengthened UN-Habitat

August 4th, 2017|Cities, News, Secretary-General|

An independent panel reviewing the effectiveness of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has proposed the programme be recast as the Organization's 'urban champion,' including through the establishment of a coordinating mechanism to complement its work and convene all UN agencies and partners on urban sustainability.