Press Release

24 July 2020
SG/SM/20188

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

24 July 2020
SG/SM/20187

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video remarks to the Junior Achievement Europe Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, in New York today:

23 July 2020
SC/14259

The top United Nations negotiator facilitating Syria’s peace process called on parties to unilaterally release the thousands of people who have been detained or abducted, and take action on the issue of missing persons at a level commensurate with the massive scope of the tragedy, as he briefed the Security Council on his recent diplomatic efforts during a 23 July videoconference meeting.

23 July 2020
ECOSOC/7025

The Economic and Social Council’s mandate remains as relevant as ever, encompassing the three simultaneous global challenges Member States are facing — the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the existential threat of the climate catastrophe — its newly elected President said today at the first meeting of its 2021 organizational session, held via videoconference due to COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions at United Nations Headquarters.

23 July 2020
SG/SM/20186

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

23 July 2020
SG/SM/20185

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

23 July 2020
SG/SM/20184

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the online dialogue on Europe’s Role in the World, hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute and the European Citizens’ Forum, in New York today:

23 July 2020
SG/SM/20183

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to Tsinghua University:  “Global Lecture on Climate Change — Recover Better Together”, in New York today:

23 July 2020
SG/SM/20182

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the Policy Brief on COVID-19 and the Arab Region:  An Opportunity to Build Back Better, in New York today:

22 July 2020
ECOSOC/7024

The Economic and Social Council’s high-level segment concluded on 17 July with calls to strengthen multilateralism and forge an inclusive path to recover better from the COVID-19 pandemic, yet failed to adopt a Ministerial Declaration approved at the closing of its 2020 high-level political forum session, held from 7 to 17 July via videoconference due to coronavirus-related restrictions at United Nations Headquarters.