1206, 2017

Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows ‘men can destroy the planet,’ warns UN chief Guterres

June 12th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today visited the Aral Sea – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – where he urged the world to take lesson from the catastrophe and to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated.

1206, 2017

UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy in message to EXPO 2017

June 12th, 2017|Energy, News, Secretary-General|

Underlining the importance of energy, in particular for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent action to ensure that everyone has access to clean, affordable and efficient energy so that they can rise to their full potential.

806, 2017

Secretary-General’s World Oceans Day message

June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans, Secretary-General|

"Caring for, and using, our oceans in sustainable ways is critical to achieve ecological and economic goals for communities everywhere," he says.

806, 2017

Working together, ‘we can ensure that our oceans remain healthy as our blue home’ – UN chief

June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans, Secretary-General|

The future of the planet’s oceans is burdened by threats such as climate change, pollution and destructive fishing practices – and the lack of capacities to address these threats – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, calling for joint global action to ensure “that our oceans are peaceful, safe and bountiful, and remain healthy as our blue home.”

106, 2017

Secretary-General’s statement on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

June 1st, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

"The decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security."

106, 2017

UN: US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’

June 1st, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

The Secretary-General remains confident that cities, States and businesses within the US will continue to demonstrate vision and leadership by working for the low-carbon, resilient economic growth that will create quality jobs.

3005, 2017

Secretary-General’s climate remarks at NYU Stern

May 30th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|


New York, 30 May 2017

President Hamilton,
Dean Henry,
Professor Whelan,
Dear friends,

I would like to thank everyone at New York University, and especially the Stern School of Business, for your warm […]

2403, 2017

UN to switch lights off for Earth Hour

March 24th, 2017|News, Secretary-General, VIDEO: Energy|

2303, 2017

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal

March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

“We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a General Assembly High-Level action event.

803, 2017

Planet 50–50 by 2030 by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

March 8th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Secretary-General|

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.