Secretary-General: Press Release

25 November 2020
SG/SM/20451

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed today:

25 November 2020
SG/SM/20452

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December:

25 November 2020
SG/A/1992*

Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly confirmed Filippo Grandi of Italy as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a further two‑and‑a‑half‑year term, beginning 1 January 2021 and ending 30 June 2023.  While the Secretary‑General had intended to request the General Assembly to elect Mr. Grandi for a further term of five years, Mr. Grandi was agreeable, owing to personal reasons, to the shorter term.  Mr. Grandi is currently serving an initial five‑year term as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

24 November 2020
SG/SM/20450

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

24 November 2020
SG/SM/20448

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the third round table of renowned economists on “Rebirthing the Global Economy”, held today:

24 November 2020
SG/SM/20446

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video remarks to the Afghanistan Conference 2020, held in Geneva today:

24 November 2020
SG/SM/20445

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the 2020 China Coal Consumption Cap and Energy Transition International Workshop, held today:

24 November 2020
SG/SM/20447

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the eighteenth Conference of the Heads of Military Components, held in New York and online today:

24 November 2020
SG/SM/20449

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November:

23 November 2020
SG/SM/20444

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ closing remarks at the high‑level interactive dialogue with heads of regional and other organizations, today: